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Buck's RV-8

Builder:
Buck Wyndham
Location:
Poplar Grove, IL - USA
Aircraft:
Van's - RV-8
Manufacturer:   
http://www.vansaircraft.com/
Engine:
AeroSport - IO-375
Prop:
Whirlwind - 200RV - Constant Pitch
Total Build Time:
1416 Hours

Welcome to the Builder's Log for my RV-8. (The photo above is Chris Pratt's lovely example of an RV-8.)

My goal is to share my photos and document my project in a way that might help fellow builders, and also keep me motivated. Perhaps I can get this airplane finished before I get too old to fly it.

The latest iteration of N18XL will feature:
- All-glass cockpit with a Garmin G3X Touchscreen EFIS and a Garmin G5 backup EFIS.
- Garmin GTN650 GPS/com/nav
- Garmin GRT20 remote com
- Garmin GTR45R remote transponder
- Garmin 245 audio panel
- TruTrak DigiFlight II VSVG autopilot
- Weather, ADS-B and all the cool new stuff.
- 195-hp AeroSport IO-375 parallel-valve engine (horizontal induction)
- Whirlwind 200RV constant-speed prop
- A great paint scheme that will make me feel like I'm back flying fighters in the Air Force.
- Over 70 custom modifications that will make this a one-of-a-kind, personalized, traveling machine.
- Room for a tent and camping gear, which will be my only shelter after going broke from buying all those goodies.

I look forward to sharing the building process with you, and I hope you'll find this log useful and/or interesting!

Recent Activity
 Date Hours Work Log Summary Details
 03-28-2019
0.5
RCP USB Port Upgrade
Details
     

 03-19-2019
1.2
RCP USB Port Upgrade
Details
       

 03-13-2019
0.5
RCP USB Port Upgrade
Details
     

 08-24-2015
2.2
Throttle Arm Modification, Control-fit
Details

 01-31-2015
3.3
Dummy Panel Fit; Side Switch Panel; Flap Control
Details
       

 01-30-2015
2.1
Throttle PTT; Pitot Heat Connector
Details
       

 01-29-2015
5.7
Panel Mockup; Switch Panel Template
Details
       

 01-28-2015
1.0
Fuel Vents
Details
       

 01-28-2015
0.8
Annunciator Panel
Details
     

 01-27-2015
1.5
Annunciator Panel
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