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Terry Wighs

Builder:
Terry Wighs
Location:
Fairbanks, Alaska - United States
Aircraft:
Vans Aircraft Inc. - RV-8
Manufacturer:   
http://www.vansaircraft.com/
Engine:
Lycoming - XO-360-A1A RT
Prop:
Sensenich
Total Build Time:
1200 Hours

Welcome to my experimental aircraft Web site. I am building an RV-8 aircraft designed by VansAircraft. It is a two seater, arranged in tandem, multipurpose airplane, including aerobatics. Top speed 240 mph with a 8.5 gallons per hour fuel consumption. Positive G 7.5/Negative G 3.5 cabable. It has reasonable cross country use with two baggage compartments, and suitable for off field grass or gravel unimproved strips. All the external skin rivets are flush, so she is as clean and smooth as a baby's cheek...:)
I began my flying adventures in 1970. Much of my flying time has been in Alaska. I am a Commercial Pilot with an Instrument Rating.
My profession as a Veterinarian keeps me very busy, but my heart and mind is always looking to the sky.Most of my flying now consists of flying to remote bush communities and villages, to provide veterinary services, as well as recreational. In years past, I was an active volunteer pilot for Angel Flight Central (www.angelflightcentral.org)
I am an acitve member of the EAA Chapter #1129 and a past coordinator for the "Young Eagles" in Fairbanks, Alaska.



Building Start Date 12-07-2005

Total Building Time: 1,214.0 hours (as of 6-20-2015)




Recent Activity
 Date Hours Work Log Summary Details
 06-20-2015
3.0
Control Stick wiring. Mounted Rear Control Stick
       

 04-03-2015
1.0
Mounted Tail Decals and "N" number
     

 03-20-2015
2.0
Mount Horizontal and Vertical Stabilizer to Fusela
       

 03-08-2015
3.0
Mount Horizontal and Vertical Stabilizers to Fusel
     

 03-07-2015
3.0
Paint tips of Horizontal and Vertical Stabilizers
       

 11-09-2014
1.0
Install Wire supply to Hobbs and Oil Pressure Ligh
Details
     

 11-06-2014
1.0
Permanent mounting of Horizontal Stabilizer
Details
     

 09-13-2014
1.5
Painted Acyglow Yellow
Details
       

 08-31-2014
1.5
Permanently mounted Battery Box
     

 08-30-2014
1.0
Primer Paint Battery Box Angles, and other parts.
Details
       










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