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Old 02-13-2013, 11:47 AM
Bill Dicus Bill Dicus is offline
 
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Default Painted RV-8

Matt, that is a beautiful airplane! Hope ours will look that pretty one day. Bill
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:44 PM
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Default N880EE

I guess it's time to show my finished RV-8A. N880EE is an RV-8A with 200 Hp IO-360 with custom painted BA prop. The aircraft was expertly built by multiple repeat offender Sheril Helton & Myself. Panel by Stein (of course) is a dual G3x with probably the last G430W sold and Garmin stack with back up Gemini EFIS. Classic Aero seats.
Amazing paint by Craig Roberts and equally amazing airbrush work by Jason Prouty of Garage 31. Both were a pleasure to work with. The scheme is an homage to P-40's and especially the 85th fighter squadron that flew under the Flying Skull. The Flying Skull was later adopted by the ****'s Angels as their moniker. While I love the plane I have yet to join the ****'s Angles.
There is a ton of detail in the paint scheme including an awesome tail hook, bullet casing exhaust ports, real looking soot coming out of the V-12. I want to thank everyone involved with the project but especially my wife Nova who figured out about 3/4's of the way through the build that there was another RV coming....I had convinced her that N880EE was just scraps left over from the RV-10 build. ;-)















Additional images can be seen at: www.PaintTheWeb.com/RV-8A
HD Video can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ912...ACUdX3XIljn26w
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:13 PM
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Default Stunning!

WOW, very nice plane, glad to see another "-8A".

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Old 02-14-2013, 01:47 PM
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Thanks Nemo. I love the A models regardless of how we may be shunned by the more pure of gear. I can consistently place her back down to earth without ever feeling the transition from flight to ground. Unfortunately that was never the case when I flew my RV-4. Maybe I have become a better pilot but I think it's our training wheel. :-)
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:51 PM
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Robin,
Love the paint job! That's one sweet looking RV, of course, I'm partial to warbird-like paint schemes!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:19 AM
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Super paint job!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:56 AM
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Default WOW!!!

Fantastic job Robin!!! My hats off to you for the attention to detail and conceiving such a beautiful design and carrying it through too completion. It is one of those rare times when you see an airplane and it elicits that true ?WOW? response. You have reached an exceeded that bar, BZ!!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:10 AM
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Thank you Tim! Very kind of you. I have to say the plane is much more beautiful in person but she does OK by photos too. I have to take some photos from under the wing as there is a really cool USMC under the Left wing and a Star under the Right plus of course some bomb and ferry fuel tank attachment points on her belly. There are also some really convincing Browining 50 Cal machine gun bullet loading hatches on the top of each wing. Good fun for sure. Of course the best part is that 85 is an RV. You can't do much better than that!
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:58 PM
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Default The paint looks great!

Matt,
The paint job looks great. I think you should fly to Sun and Fun next month to show it off. I know a place you could stay.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:42 AM
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Matt,
The paint job looks great. I think you should fly to Sun and Fun next month to show it off. I know a place you could stay.
Rich
Sounds good to me. How far are you from Sun and Fun. I was planing on coming down.
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