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Terry Wighs

Terry Wighs
Fairbanks, Alaska - United States
Vans Aircraft Inc. - RV-8
Lycoming - 0-320
CATTO - Three Blade - Constant Pitch
Total Build Time:
1212 Hours

Welcome to my experimental aircraft Web site. I am building an RV-8 aircraft designed by Vans Aircraft. It has two seats, arranged in tandem, multipurpose airplane, including aerobatics. Top speed 240 mph with a 7.8 gallons per hour fuel consumption, and a range of 855 sm at 75% power. Positive G 7.5/Negative G 3.5 capable. 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 hold 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 (
I am an active 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
Attached Wings to Fuselage

Transported Fuselage from Garage to Hanger

Soldering finished on Pilot control stick

Electrical Wiring of Servo's with Control Stick

Mounted VHF Comm and Transponder Ant.

Control Stick wiring. Mounted Rear Control Stick

Mounted Tail Decals and "N" number

Mount Horizontal and Vertical Stabilizer to Fusela

Mount Horizontal and Vertical Stabilizers to Fusel

Paint tips of Horizontal and Vertical Stabilizers

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