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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:
3-Blade of some sort
Total Build Time:
2749 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
 08-13-2022
4.2
Nav/Strobe Wire Runs
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 08-11-2022
0.7
Bulkhead Hole Drilled For Nav/Strobe Wiring
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 08-07-2022
3.0
Landing/Taxi Wiring At Terminal Block
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 08-06-2022
2.0
Landing/Taxi And Nav/Strobe Wiring Routing
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 08-05-2022
1.0
Build A Landing Gear Primer Stand
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 07-31-2022
1.5
Worked Up Design Ideas For Paint
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 07-30-2022
7.0
Aerosun VX Light Wiring
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 07-16-2022
0.7
Planning Next Steps, Relay Location Options
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 07-16-2022
2.0
Electron Separators
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 07-16-2022
1.5
Boost Pump, Pitot Heat And Pitot Ground Wired
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