VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
w/a Donation






VAF on Twitter:
@VansAirForceNet

  #1  
Old 05-21-2023, 08:08 AM
TimSPEED TimSPEED is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2023
Location: BICTON, WA, 6157
Posts: 11
Default RV-8A New Nose Leg

Hi all.
So I have been reading about the redesigned nose leg Vans now installs on the RV-7A and -9A. But have not seen any mention of this for the -8A. Any good reasons why the 8 doesn't get the new design?

Thanks.
__________________
Tim
Australian
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-21-2023, 01:13 PM
N82VM N82VM is offline
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: VA
Posts: 279
Default

It appears that the new design has common parts to the 6,7,9. That represents a lot of airplanes with one kit. The 8a does not have the common parts. There are few 8a compared to 6a,7a,9a. Lots of bang for the engineering time involved to create something that can be used on 3 models. Iím guessing the juice isnít worth the squeeze.
__________________
RV-8A Project
2022 Dues Paid
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-23-2023, 07:54 AM
TimSPEED TimSPEED is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2023
Location: BICTON, WA, 6157
Posts: 11
Default

I guess so. I mean given that Vans has already designed the nose leg and it's just a matter of incorporating it into the -8A engine mount which might take them a day if they work really slowly, then perhaps it could be done.

Saying it's too hard is not a great reason, especially when it isn't that hard.

Seems a little sloppy really to leave the upgrade job half done. I mean, is there an issue with the nose gear legs or not?
__________________
Tim
Australian
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-23-2023, 08:14 PM
BMallory BMallory is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Guyton, Georgia
Posts: 19
Default

I saw that too but I had ordered an 8A mount and it was 6 month lead time, that was a year ago. I was helping a buddy on his RV 10 and it appeared that the donut would be close to the exhaust on an 8A configuration. It would add a few pounds to the front also and as I recall the forward cg bias might not be worth the swap. Could be helpful on unimproved runways though.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:38 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.