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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

03 Aug Flying Attitude

A great article from Doug Rozendaal: --> RV-List message posted by: "Doug Rozendaal" >> --> RV-List message posted by: linn walters Snip >> >> with crosswinds. The plane was the same, but I wasn't. Best of luck, >> Linn >> Linn, You are correct,...

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22 Jul Garlic – the toxic shock

The reason garlic is so toxic, the sulphone hydroxyl ion penetrates the blood-brain barrier, just like DMSO, and is a specific poison for higher-life forms and brain cells. We discovered this, much to our horror, when I (Bob...

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15 Jul Propeller balancing

Information from Chris on the subaruaircraft yahoo list about balancing the MT Propeller. Where should the small weights be attached? To the spinner backplate, make sure that the bolt clears everything. Use AN3 bolts, 1” washers and...

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03 Jul fuel pressure calibration

To: subaruaircraft@yahoogroups.com From: "Robert P." Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2005 02:01:09 GMT Pete Krok has been experimenting with fuel pressure settings on his supercharged single cam. He is using a wideband O2 monitor to check the resultant a/f...

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28 Jun Parachute links

I'll probably be wearing a parachute and helmet when I do the flight testing - just in case. Here are some links to suppliers and information: http://www.butlerparachutes.com/ http://www.strongparachutes.com/ http://www.softieparachutes.com/ http://www.nationalparachute.com/page2.html http://www.pia.com/silver/ShopInfo.htm...

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14 Jun Canopy Frame

The canopy frame needs a few things done to it before it is ready for the canopy. These are fairly well described in the instructions. Here is the rear slider block. The instructions say to drill...

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