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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:
1734 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
 09-30-2018
0.8
Empennage Tip Work
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 09-29-2018
3.9
Empennage Tips - Prep And Prime El. Bellcrank
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 09-27-2018
2.0
VS Tip Installed - More Tip Sanding
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 09-25-2018
1.2
More Empennage Tip Sanding And Sanding Primer
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 09-24-2018
2.2
More Fiberglass Tip Work On The "other" Sides
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 09-23-2018
2.0
Dis-assemble The Empennage
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 09-22-2018
4.0
Skunkworks - Canopy Skirt Work
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 09-22-2018
2.3
More Sanding, Spraying Sanding-glass Tip Work
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 09-16-2018
2.2
Getting Closer - More Glass Work
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 09-15-2018
2.0
Sanding & Redo Of The Glasswork
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