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Builder:
Rick McBride
Location:
Centreville, VA - USA
Aircraft:
Van's Aircraft - RV-8
Manufacturer:   
http://www.vansaircraft.com/
Engine:
Lycoming - IO-360A3B6D
Prop:
Whirlwind - 200C - Constant Pitch
Total Build Time:
1726 Hours

Welcome to my RV-8 web page. This is my second RV that I built between 1996 and 2004. It took considerably longer than my -6 due to two relocations and about a year of home improvement projects. After flying the -6 for about 500 hours over a 5 year period I decided that most of my flying was cross country travel. The -6 fulfilled that mission very well but I built it as a stock VFR airplane. Consequently, when I started the -8 I incorporated those items/changes I felt met my cross country mission profile. The airplane is fully IFR capable, has a two axis S-Tec 30 autopilot, a constant speed prop and an onboard oxygen system. As a result the airplane is at the high end of the weight scale for an -8. However, the airplane is very capable of meeting its intended mission yet it still flys like any RV. It is a set of compromises that have met and even exceed my expectations.

Recent Activity
 Date Hours Work Log Summary Details
 07-29-2006
0.0
Oshkosh Award
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 08-12-2005
4.0
Paint Airplane Exterior
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 08-12-2005
0.0
Paint Airplane Exterior
       

 08-11-2005
8.0
Paint Airplane Exterior
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 07-08-2005
12.0
Paint Airplane Exterior
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 07-07-2005
8.0
Paint Airplane Exterior
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 09-05-2004
6.0
Final Assembly
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 09-04-2004
7.0
Final Assembly
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 08-31-2004
1.0
Final Assembly
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 08-29-2004
8.0
Final Assembly
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