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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:
2580 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
 01-05-2022
1.2
Seat Core Test - PIC
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 12-21-2021
0.3
Desiccant Change
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 12-17-2021
0.0
Help Bob Out With His Panel Labels
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 12-14-2021
1.0
Seat Cushion Cores Arrived
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 12-12-2021
1.5
Transponder Support #4
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 12-11-2021
5.1
Transponder Support #2 & #3
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 11-30-2021
1.0
Transponder Support
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 11-24-2021
1.8
Panel Labels
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 11-18-2021
1.0
Seat Dimensions - Final Decision
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 11-17-2021
2.5
Seat Cushion Dimensions - Part 1
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