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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

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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10 Jun Canopy, page 2

Continued from Starting on the canopy Here are some more pictures of the canopy work. Not much magic here, just trim it a bit, and see how it fits. Focus the trimming on the front area,...

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05 Jun MT Electric Propeller

Here is a bit of info about the propeller. It is an electric MT three blade prop. Here are all the pieces that came with the kit. The exact MT Propeller model is MTV-7 http://www.mt-propeller.com/en/entw/3_bl_elec.htm Here...

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25 May Muffler mount 2

Here is the outer side of the muffler mounts: Here is the priming and painting step for the part of the mount that will be inside. I'm leaving the outside "natural" so that it can be...

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25 May Fuel filters

I ordered a dozen fuel filters, which were clones of the following previously recommended filter: Purolator F54618 One issue I wanted to confirm is whether or not these filters will pass water, assuming that it is...

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24 May Muffler mount

After staring at the bottom of the airplane and the muffler hangers for about two weeks, I finally got up the courage to try something. I got some tips from another RV8 builder, and he installed...

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06 Apr Engine Arrival

Got my engine today. Here are some pictures. Engine crate about to come off the truck. Another shot from another angle. The truck driver actually thought I was taking a picture of him. Sorry, dude, you're not...

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05 Apr V-speeds

Here are some V speeds that I snagged from somewhere on the internet: V1 | Take-off decision speed V2 | Take-off safety speed (minimum) Va | Design maneuvering speed Vb | Design speed for maximum gust Vc | Design Cruising...

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26 Mar Wheel pants and Grove Gear legs

Here are some pictures of how nice I *hope* to make my wheel pants. I got these from Mike Stewart's site: http://www.mstewart.net/super8/deletesoon/paulspants.htm I'm snagging them because he has "deletesoon" in the URL, which sounds like he might...

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22 Mar Torx screws

Use Torx screws. The torx screws are great because they don't jump out like the phillips screws do. Here is what they look like: These are on my workbench. Very easy to put on and take off...

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