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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:
1787 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
 03-24-2019
2.0
More Smoothing Of Aft Canopy Skirt
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 03-23-2019
1.5
Smooth The Aft Canopy Skirt
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 03-16-2019
1.5
Fill In The Aft Canopy Skirt Hole
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 03-02-2019
1.5
Parking Brake Install
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 03-02-2019
1.0
Panel Cut For Front Air Vent
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 03-02-2019
1.0
Cyphering And Decision On Canopy Pull
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 02-10-2019
2.9
February Work And Stuff
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 01-13-2019
2.5
January Work On Canopy Skirt And Travels
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 12-31-2018
0.0
Happy New Year
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 12-30-2018
3.0
Made The Air Dam
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