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Vans RV-8 G-JBTR

Builder:
Bob Ellis
Location:
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire - UK
Aircraft:
Vans - RV-8 Build Log
Manufacturer:   
http://www.vansaircraft.com/
Engine:
Aero Sport Power - IO-360-M2S
Prop:
Catto {Fixed Pitch} - 3 Blade 68" x 75" - Fixed
Total Build Time:
4473 Hours

Hi my name is Bob Ellis and I was born in 1958. My father took me on holiday to Heathrow in 1970 and watching the planes triggered in me the desire to fly. After a few failed attempts to enter the RAF I was in the right place at the right time when the RAF was short of pilots in 1976. I joined the RAF in 1977 at the green age of 18 and I distinctly remember writing in an "about me" letter that my long term ambition was to build my own plane.

Well 29 years later I started to live that dream, the frightening thing though is how fast those 29 years had gone. I wouldn't be able to live this dream without the support and approval of my lovely wife Jill, who I know is looking forward to those cross country flights in the future. I also believe that with a project of this size two heads are better than one and I am being abley assisted by my friend Simon and Gary my Inspector.

I do not intend to log every step of the build as people like Dan Checkoway (US) and Richard Horan (UK) have done a wonderful job. I simply wish to record the main steps and add, or reinforce, ideas and techniques wherever I can. I hope you find my log useful if you are researching or thinking about building an RV8/8A. Please contact me if you find any mistakes or any questions about the project.

Please note I am not an EAA Tech Counselor/Inspector/Engineer, I am a first time builder and the comments that I have written should be used in conjunction with Standard Aircraft Practice documents. If any of the aforementioned disagree with any practices that I have suggested please contact me so that the item can be adjusted accordingly.

Regards

Bob

www.rv-8.co.uk

Recent Activity
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 06-09-2013
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Smoke 5 - Tank Complete And Airborne
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 09-02-2012
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End Of The Build Log
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 09-01-2012
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LAA Rally Sywell 2012
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 08-27-2012
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Pockets
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 08-17-2012
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External Paint 5 - Finished
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 08-17-2012
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Canopy Skirt 9 - Painted
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 08-16-2012
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External Paint 4 - Reassembly
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 07-26-2012
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External Paint 3 - Filling Fibreglass Parts
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 07-25-2012
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External Paint 2 - Prepped And Primed
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 07-15-2012
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External Paint 1 - Scheme And > Painter
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