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Old 11-30-2011, 08:52 PM
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Default HS Spar riveting

Here is my project so far. All my HS pieces are ready for assembly, and as of tonight my HS Spar is riveted together.

Aaron Miller
RV8 N127KT - First Flight October 16, 2018
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:07 PM
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Default I like your avatar

Adam Oke - you must have good taste
Mike Price

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I'm gonna build me an RV one day soon

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Old 12-19-2011, 01:17 PM
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Default New RV-8 Underway in Florida

Empennage kit is almost done, I hope to have the elevators finished up before New Years day. I started with the vertical stab and rudder then moved to the HS then elevators. I'll try posting some links, hopefully this works.
Pete Bernard, Fleming Island, FL EAA Ch. 1379
N1984Y (res.) RV-8 Emp. just about done
N89572 Cessna 140
N1962W Quicksilver Sport 2S
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:01 PM
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Default Hot Rod Flat Black

Starting to have some parts come out of paint. The color is Dupont Hot Rod Black.

Wade Lively
-8, Flying!
formerly IO-360A3B6D, Dual SDS CPI now, WW 200RV
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:45 AM
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Default What's shiny and silver and has 2 wings?

This seems like a HUGE milestone - 2 wings...

I'm coming up on 3 years - and it is the first time the wings have been on. I thought I'd never finish the plenum - and lots of fiberglass prep to do, but my thoughts have now turned to paint, which in itself seems monumental.

AND it is still fun!

Scott Elhardt
RV-8 N32SE -Finished!
Grove Gear, XIO-360-M1B
Whirlwind RV200
Dual PMags

Pitts S-1S Restoration in process!

Minneapolis, MN
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:59 PM
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Default Getting close

Prop is now on, wings next week and flying in Feb.2012

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Old 01-24-2012, 10:50 AM
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I love the paint! Looking good.
RV-8 Wings almost done
QB Fuse waiting
Show Planes Fastback ordered
N238L Reserved
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by DJR View Post
Prop is now on, wings next week and flying in Feb.2012
Love the panel man!
Ian Hoyt

N527DH (reserved) RV-8
Tail Kit: 80% done

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Old 02-07-2012, 11:01 PM
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Default Left elevator and therefore the empennage kit "almost" done

I think that I am the epitome of the term "slow build", but regardless, I try to do something every day on the build in the name of progress. The left elevator has been kickin' my rear end for a while now, for a host of different reasons, but I think I am finally gaining the upper hand.

I went with the riblet approach for the trim tab ends, instead of trying to bend the tabs, and it turned out fairly well. This is my first, and hopefully the last trim tab that I will have to make!

Bryan Raley
Building RV8
EAA Chapter 301
SportAir Workshop Graduate x 4: Sheet Metal, RV Building, Electrical, and Composite classes.
Tail Wheel Endorsement Completed
Empennage done, Wings in progress, N462AK reserved.

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:53 PM
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The horizontal and vertical stab are both built and ready for the MD-RA preclose inspection. Now I'll have to wait until I get back from a forestry contract before I can start priming and riveting the rudder. Maybe I can do a long awaited update to the website while I'm gone. Does it ever feel good to hit milestones like this, where it actually looks like airplane parts.

I shall crack a beer or two tonight!

Adam D. Oke

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