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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 Sep Lower Rudder Tip 3

This article is continued from here: http://www.rv8.ch/article.php?story=20050902211803283 Here are more pictures of the lower rudder tip. This article continues here: http://www.rv8.ch/article.php/200707281738417...

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01 Sep Elevator ding

Ouch. I'm not happy. My left elevator just fell off a workbench and landed on a can of kerosene, dinging the leading edge. I'm going to see if I can find a metal expert here in...

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31 Aug Fire detection circuit

Got this info from here: http://www.acroname.com/robotics/parts/R67-UVTRON.html [caption id="attachment_16676" align="alignnone" width="320"] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA[/caption] This detector is amazing. Using the included sample circuit, you can detect a match lighting from 5 meters in a sunny room! Since the UV...

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18 Aug Elevator balance

I asked Van's about balancing the elevators, and they recommended just putting the counterweights on, and not worrying about balancing it. A bit to heavy is apparently not a problem. Ideally, the elevators would be perfectly balanced. If the...

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14 Aug Fuel pumps and filter

I've been trying to figure out the best place to install the fuel pumps and filters for several months. I had the following goals: Maximize head pressure on the pump inlet Minimize heat on the unpressurized sections...

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10 Aug Muffler Mount 3

Here are the tabs I had welded to the muffler. Also, the bracket that will attach these mufflers to the lord mounts in the fuselage. Here are my detailed engineering drawings. Here is the bracket mounted to...

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08 Aug Canopy stop

I had been using a plunger type canopy stop, but I recently saw something cool on a few RV8s - a kind of cam shaped canopy stop. The advantage of the cam shaped canopy stop is...

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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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