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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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14 Jun 2005 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 2005 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 2005 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 2005 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 2005 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 2005 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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