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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

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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04 Mar Another adhesive for gluing on the canopy

I've mentioned Sika as a recommend adhesive for gluing on the canopy, and one of my glastar buddies told me that they use something called GE Silpruf. I bought some from these guys: http://mall.igfarm.com/store/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=airlinktech&Product_Code=899-0047-0003 and I...

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