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Jims RV-8

Builder:
Jim Novak
Location:
Dallas, TX - USA
Aircraft:
Van's Aircraft - RV-8
Manufacturer:   
http://www.vansaircraft.com/
Engine:
Barrett Precision Engines - IO-360X
Prop:
Whirlwind
Total Build Time:
1944 Hours

Welcome to my experimental aircraft Web site. I am building a Van's Aircraft RV-8.

General characteristics of the RV-8
Capacity: myself and one passenger
Length: 21 ft 0 in
Wingspan: 24 ft 0 in
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Wing area: 116 sq ft
Empty weight: 1,120 lb
Gross weight: 1,800 lb
Fuel capacity: 42 U.S. gallons
Powerplant: Lycoming IO-360 four cylinder, horizontally opposed piston aircraft engine with fuel injection, 180 hp

Performance
Maximum speed: 221 mph
Cruise speed: 210 mph at 75% power at 8000 feet
Stall speed: 58 mph
Range: 940 mi at 55% power and 8000 feet
Service ceiling: 22,500 ft
Rate of climb: 1,900 ft/min
Wing loading: 15.5 lb/sq ft

Recent Activity
 Date Hours Work Log Summary Details
 11-16-2019
3.5
B. Aft Seat Heat & USB Installation
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 11-16-2019
5.0
A. Molex Connections - AeroLED's
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 11-13-2019
3.0
Rear Seat Hinge And GIB Ergonomics
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 11-11-2019
4.0
Seat Mod & Rear Seat Hinge
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 11-09-2019
1.0
Molex Work - Need Better Crimper
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 11-07-2019
1.7
Wired Up The First Appliance - Pilot USB
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 11-03-2019
1.0
Installed The First Electrical Device – Pilot USB
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 11-02-2019
1.0
Wingtip Lighting – Landing/Taxi Lights
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 10-22-2019
1.0
Wire Label And Storage
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 10-14-2019
2.0
Switches And Switch Locations
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