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DeltaRomeo 05-28-2005 02:15 PM

Show us the status of your 8/8A project!
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Best always,

TShort 05-28-2005 04:17 PM

Getting close to finishing the empennage:

rudder and VS done (except fiberglass)

just bent the L elevator skin tab today (not as bad as I thought) - elevators are ready for riveting:

Wing kit to ship 6/6


rvpilot 06-05-2005 06:05 PM

RV8 Project
Getting REAL close!!

Barefoot Billy

Rick6a 08-03-2005 03:35 PM

Matched Hole...just too easy
All fiberglass tips installed with #4 or #6 screws and nutplates.

This thing practically fell together in a few weeks of part time work. The vertical stab was built in just one day not counting waiting for the interior primed parts to dry. Matched hole...just too easy.

Rick Galati (pre matched hole) RV-6A "Darla" 58 hours
RV-8A empennage done

rv8guy 08-03-2005 07:01 PM

Just put the wings on
7tears four months and getting there

Ironflight 09-15-2005 02:30 PM

Testing Picture Posting....
OK, OK, I'll join the 21st century and see if I can post a picture....

Almost ready for inspection! :D

Paul Dye

rv8ch 09-15-2005 02:38 PM

Which RV?
Looks like you could not decide which type of RV to buy, so you
got both - the flying type and the camping type! :)

Nice looking 8 - please post some more pictures.

Keeping with the spirit of this thread, here's my latest status. Notice that mean looking MT prop!

(click for full story and larger images)

Ironflight 09-15-2005 04:05 PM

OK, here are a few more Mickey...
I think I've got this figured out now...of course, the outside looks like the outside of any other unpainted RV-8, so here are some interior shots:

Left side of the cockpit...

Right side of the cockpit...

A Shot of the DJ Lauritsen Interior....

And the panel I put on another thread!

Oh, the four-wheeled RV belongs to my "Ex", who is letting me use it as a break room during assembly work at the airport - very nice, except that the 15 Amp circuit at the hanagr can't support the A/C and the shop air compressor at the same time....but it's nice to have a restroom, soft couch, and a place to keep drawings!

Paul Dye

N282RV 02-28-2006 02:48 AM

pretty self expainatory

tinman 02-28-2006 05:28 AM

Tinman's Ride- Wings On

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