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Jonathan's RV-8 Build

Builder:
Jonathan Lee
Location:
Brisbane, QLD - Australia
Aircraft:
Van's Aircraft, Inc. - RV-8
Manufacturer:   
http://www.vansaircraft.com/
Engine:
-
Prop:
-
Total Build Time:
115 Hours

Welcome to my website, where I am documenting the build of my Van's Aircraft RV-8. This project is not just about having a flying airplane one day but also about the journey to get there. Please check back from time to time to see how it's going.

RV-8 Specifications

Seats: Two
Baggage: 125 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 42 US gal

Span: 24 ft
Length: 21 ft
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Wing Area: 116 sq ft
Empty Weight: 1067 - 1120 lbs
Gross Weight: 1800 lbs
Wing Loading: 15.5 lb/sq ft

Engine: Lycoming 180 hp
Propeller: Constant Speed

Top Speed: 214 mph
Cruise (75% @ 8000 ft): 204 mph
Cruise (55% @ 8000 ft): 182 mph
Stall Speed: 51 mph
Takeoff Distance: 275 ft
Landing Distance: 350 ft
Rate of Climb: 2300 fpm
Ceiling: 23,000 ft
Range (75% @ 8000 ft): 790 sm
Range (55% @ 8000 ft): 955 sm



Recent Activity
 Date Hours Work Log Summary Details
 10-29-2015
3.5
Riveting The HS Part 1
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 10-29-2015
0.5
HS-411 Assembly And 1st Rivets!
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 11-20-2014
8.0
Priming The HS
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 11-08-2014
2.0
Preparing HS Parts For Assembly Part 6
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 10-23-2014
4.0
Preparing HS Parts For Assembly Part 5
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 10-23-2014
1.0
Dimpler Fail
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 10-22-2014
5.0
Preparing HS Parts For Assembly Part 4
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 10-21-2014
3.0
Preparing HS Parts For Assembly Part 3
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 10-20-2014
4.0
Preparing HS Parts For Assembly Part 2
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 10-12-2014
3.0
Preparing HS Parts For Assembly Part 1
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