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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:
1558 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
 11-11-2017
3.2
AeroLED Wingtip Light Install
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 11-10-2017
0.7
General Canopy Cleanup
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 10-31-2017
0.5
Un-masking The Canopy
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 10-30-2017
2.5
Canopy Gluing #3 - Glued The Front Bow
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 10-28-2017
0.0
Gluing The Canopy - Part 2
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 10-28-2017
3.2
Gluing The Canopy
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 10-25-2017
3.1
Made Small Spacers And Did A Dress Rehersal
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 10-24-2017
1.0
Reading Up On The Sika Products, Handling, Etc.
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 10-23-2017
1.5
Taping, Scuffing And Cleaning The Canopy
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 10-22-2017
1.2
Scuffing And Cleaning The Canopy Frame
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