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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 - RV 300-72 3-Blade - Fixed
Total Build Time:
2130 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
 08-02-2020
1.9
Finish The SB 16-03-28
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 08-01-2020
1.5
4. SB 16-03-28 Rivet Left Side
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 08-01-2020
1.5
3. SB 16-03-28 - Drill Out Rivets - Left
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 08-01-2020
0.0
2. Practice For SB 16-03-28
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 08-01-2020
3.5
1. Practice For SB 16-03-28
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 07-31-2020
1.5
Disassemble The Left Aileron
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 07-29-2020
2.5
Left Flap Hinge Drilling/install
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 07-27-2020
1.5
Tubing And Bellcrank Interference Fix
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 07-26-2020
2.5
Skin C/s For Flap & Cleanup Of Right Wing
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 07-25-2020
0.0
Wing Tip Visual
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