Welcome to rv8.ch!

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

01 Jul 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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03 May 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 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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12 Mar First engine start

I started my engine this afternoon. It took about two seconds of pressing the start button, and it fired right up. Nice little rumble. Very smooth. I used my wife's camera to take some video, but...

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