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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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18 Aug 2005 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 2005 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 2005 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 2005 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 2005 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 2005 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 2005 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 2005 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 2005 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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