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Jims RV-8

Builder:
Jim Novak
Location:
Coppell, TX - USA
Aircraft:
Van's Aircraft - RV-8
Manufacturer:   
http://www.vansaircraft.com/
Engine:
Barrett Precision Engines - IO-360X
Prop:
MT - MTB-9 - Fixed
Total Build Time:
3226 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
 06-09-2024
2.7
Glare Shield Lighting
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 06-08-2024
3.0
Pull Rivets And Next Steps
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 06-06-2024
3.9
Rivet The Front Top Skin
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 06-05-2024
3.3
Final Prep For Top Skin Rivets
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 06-04-2024
3.0
Finished Glare Shield Switch And Rheo
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 06-03-2024
2.0
LED Wiring And Canopy Fit To Sides
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 06-02-2024
3.0
Miscellaneous Prep Work
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 06-02-2024
2.3
LED Lights And Wiring Under Glare Shield
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 06-01-2024
3.6
More Glare Shield Prep
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 05-31-2024
0.6
Painted The Glare Shield
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