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Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Sky Designs
Gear legs & engine mounts

FWIW: There is only one version of the engine mount for RV-8 – it is the same length mount for O-320, O-360, or IO-390. Knowing that you’d like to retain the ability to run mogas, my very much...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,261
Posted By Sky Designs
The "dash 36" length bolts supplied with the Sky...

The "dash 36" length bolts supplied with the Sky Designs installation kit are indeed long enough for the taller NAS1804-6 nuts...no need to order longer bolts.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-26-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,519
Posted By Sky Designs
Remove your steel tailspring and send it to us so...

Remove your steel tailspring and send it to us so that the three hole locations - the one that holds it in the tailspring mount plus the two that hold the tailwheel pivot onto the spring -can be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-25-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,519
Posted By Sky Designs
We offer a titanium tailspring that will save you...

We offer a titanium tailspring that will save you a full pound over the steel spring. Quick and waaaayyy easier than horsing around trying to mount your battery forward of the firewall.

FMI:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,179
Posted By Sky Designs
It fits...

Matco's 6 inch wheels will fit the standard length 1.25 inch diameter axles. The photo shows the Matco 6 inch wheel/brake with a 6.00-6 tire and the Sky Designs wheel fairing bracket installed on an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,655
Posted By Sky Designs
Yes, the wheel fairings you see in the photos are...

Yes, the wheel fairings you see in the photos are designed to allow those wanting the greater rolling diameter and width of 6.00-6 tires to have an easy-to-install and lightweight wheel fairing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,655
Posted By Sky Designs
A More Minimalist Approach

The timing of this thread coincides nicely with development of an integrated gear leg & lower intersection fairing for the RV-6 and RV-7.

The design approach I chose is a fun counterpoint to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,589
Posted By Sky Designs
Your US Army-inspired paint scheme looks great....

Your US Army-inspired paint scheme looks great. Thanks for posting the photo and can't wait to see a pic of the finished plane and read about your first flight!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,589
Posted By Sky Designs
Hula Girl - Bruce Eicher's RV-8 - was the...

Hula Girl - Bruce Eicher's RV-8 - was the prototype installation. The install instructions cover retrofitting our airfoil gear so you're covered!

We have non-polished gear leg kits in-stock and if...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-23-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,880
Posted By Sky Designs
Installations for RV-7 and RV-9 and RV-14 are in...

Installations for RV-7 and RV-9 and RV-14 are in work but no work on RV-10 yet...sorry.

Thanks, Carl, for posting the photos!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,880
Posted By Sky Designs
New Product: Carbon Fiber 6.00-6 Wheel Fairings

Just in time for summertime back country flying - wheel fairings for 6.00-6 tires made from carbon fiber and room temp cure epoxy.

https://www.skydesigns.aero/coming-soon

These have been in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,530
Posted By Sky Designs
Sky Designs Airfoil Leg Kits Available

For those of you interested in a set of Aluminum Airfoil Gear Legs for your RV-8, Sky Designs now has kits in-stock ? that means (nearly) instant gratification.

Stay Calm and Build...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-22-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,763
Posted By Sky Designs
Was wondering where you two were...

Hi Sandy,
Now I know that all's well with you and Roy and that we all can continue to experience adventures vicariously through your write-ups. Thanks for your post. Safe travels and warm regards...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-11-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,149
Posted By Sky Designs
We sold a set of legs to Chuck in Snohomish but...

We sold a set of legs to Chuck in Snohomish but don't think he's a "flyer" yet. Bruce Eicher's "Hula Girl" is at KAUO if you wanna look at her sexy legs :-)

I don't have any titanium tailsprings to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,149
Posted By Sky Designs
Sky Designs Aluminum RV-8 Legs at OSH

For those of you who might be interested in airfoil aluminum main gear legs for your RV-8, Sky Designs will be bringing a couple kits to AirVenture.

FMI go to:...
Forum: RV-4 01-05-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,080
Posted By Sky Designs
Decrease versus Increase

Yes, the titanium tailspring is a bit expen$ive but, consider the following:

1. The raw material cost alone is north of $200 ? if a less expensive source for the correct alloy and heat-treat...
Forum: RV-4 01-01-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,080
Posted By Sky Designs
Add lightness to the tail

G?day Peter, you can add weight up front or you can remove weight from the back.

A quick and relatively easy way to remove one pound from the back of your bird is to replace your steel tailwheel...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,261
Posted By Sky Designs
...because I was inverted

Bruce, your intersection fairings look great! All the more impressive considering that it required infusion of resin while inverted indoors.

Susan and I have three sets of aluminum legs...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 12-15-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,551
Posted By Sky Designs
Lightweight Tie-Down

As for your tie-down kit, we offer a nice ensemble of four aluminum chocks, a dozen aluminum spikes, and three nylon webbing "cinch straps" with S-hooks. Go to:...
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