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Jans Web Site

Builder:
Jan Wilkens
Location:
Klerksdorp, NW - South Africa
Aircraft:
Vansaircraft - RV-8
Manufacturer:   
http://www.vansaircraft.com/
Engine:
Lycoming - IO360-B1M
Prop:
Hartzell - TBC - Constant Pitch
Total Build Time:
84 Hours

Welcome to my experimental aircraft Web site. I've been wanting to do this for the past 10 years, just never got to do it (budget and other reasons).... and then in July 2011 our model RC club hosted a fly-in at our local airport. Some of the local RV owners were kind enough to do a fly by and allowed us to view their aircraft. That was it and that following week I started doing my research on building my own RV.

I decided to go for an RV-8 purely as a personal preference, although I must say it was 'n difficult call between the 7 and 8, but it was always going to be a tail dragger as I just love the look.

The image above is just some ideas on paint schemes (which I have borrowed from other RV owners) and will be updated as I refine the scheme.

Project Plan, Status and Time Input to Date ( as at 20 September 2011):
Workshop & Tools : 78 Hours

Empennage Kit : Will commence 15 Oct 2011 (When kit arrives)
Wing Kit : Ordered 2 September 2011
Fuselage Kit : Planned Order date 30 October 2011
Finishing Kit : Planned Order date February 2012
Electrical : Planned Order date March 2012
Avionics : Planned Order date March 2012
Power Plant : Planned Order date November 2012
Est Completion : June/July 2013



I'll keep a project progress log an post screen shots in there once I start building.

Please feel free to contact me for any comments or questions.

Recent Activity
 Date Hours Work Log Summary Details
 10-01-2011
3.0
Started Building The Training Project
Details

 09-30-2011
1.0
Cleaveland Complete Airframe Tool Kits Arrived
Details

 09-20-2011
2.0
DRDT-2 Front End Kit Arrived And Fitted
Details
       

 09-15-2011
0.3
Training Kit Arrived And Inventoried
Details
       

 09-12-2011
2.0
Working On Some Paint Schemes
Details
     

 09-11-2011
10.0
Finishing Up The Workshop Layout
Details
       

 09-10-2011
6.0
Various Workshop Items Completed
       

 09-09-2011
3.0
Completed Fabrication Of The DRDT-2 Frame
Details
       

 09-08-2011
2.0
Work Bench And Table Tops
Details
     

 09-08-2011
0.0
Ordered The RV Training Project
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