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Welcome to rv8.ch!

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This little site will document the progress on the building of our Van’s RV8 experimental aircraft. We will load lots of images, tips, tricks and techniques that we learn ourselves and from others on the net.


Danny King's RV8 Beautiful Doll

Danny King’s RV8 Beautiful Doll

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12 May 2008 Oil Pickup Screen

The Oil Pickup screen in the engine must be checked and cleaned regularly. Your Lycoming O-360 Operators Manual tells you to clean the screen every 100 hrs in Section 8. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=222246 http://www.avweb.com/news/savvyaviator/savvy_aviator_57_making_metal_197700-1.html Here are the critical bits of info: Screen,...

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01 Jul 2006 Approach speed

Great comments from test pilot and RV8 builder Kevin Horton: 1.3 Vs works well on larger aircraft, where 30% of stall speed is a fairly large number. But on a smaller aircraft, 30% of stall speed might not...

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26 Jun 2006 Cowling exit ramp

Here are a couple of pictures of the cowling exit ramp area, and the plans that show the F-867 Cooling Air Ramp. The first two pictures show where I unfortunately had to remove the nice,...

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03 May 2006 Back Problem

The progress on my project has ground to a screeching halt due to the worsening of my sore back. I believe I first injured my back while doing a "helicopter" with my then-two year old...

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20 Apr 2006 Instrument Panel

Here's the current view of my instrument panel design. The panel is out to get cut right now at http://www.experimentalair.com/ using their high tech water jet cutting machine. I've got the GRT EFIS Sport http://www.grtavionics.com/, Garmin...

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