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Old 04-14-2021, 06:42 AM
bob865 bob865 is offline
 
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Hello everyone. Lost time listener, first time caller.

I've always to build an RV-8 and am finally doing it. Last night I hit the first big milestone. I finished the horizontal stabilizer. Slow and steady, but I got through it with no major issues (knock on wood). So I guess this post is a bit of an introduction and a bit of a celebration of a milestone. The wing kit has a 7 month lead time, so it's already on order.

Look forward to being part of the Vans community
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Old 04-14-2021, 06:47 AM
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Adam,

My son and I own a RV-8 based just down the road at KLUX. This is our third RV and the second RV-8. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help! You are going to love the 8!

Rob
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Old 04-15-2021, 08:15 AM
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Congrats! It wasn't long ago that I finished my horizontal stab...great feeling for sure!
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Old 01-15-2022, 09:39 PM
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Adam,
I'm in Athens GA and my son lives in Greenville and flies out of GMU. I'm from Columbia originally though. I'm building an -8 too and currently working on the empennage front horizontal spar. Deposit paid on the wings kit.
I've been looking at your website for clarification on a few things and it has been helpful. I'm researching the notches that need to be cut on the HS-702s, specifically the dimensions.
My site: www.hucksplace.net

Thanks!

Chris
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Old 01-16-2022, 03:25 AM
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Keep going Adam!
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Old 01-16-2022, 05:43 AM
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Welcome, Adam! You'll come to appreciate the VAF community. I started building my RV-8 in 2014; should be airworthy within the next couple months. I've heavily documented my experience here and on my two builder's websites; see the links in my signature below. Lots of information to peruse... (understatement of the century).
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