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Old 01-20-2020, 09:10 AM
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Can you post a link to the rear pedals that you mentioned? I am about at the stage I need to work on the interior of the fuselage now.

Thanks.
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:52 AM
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I'm going to look into the Hotel Whiskey or Tuckey tanks. I did just find out that my tail kit will be here Saturday. I just finished setting up my shop and ordered some more tools. I still have my tools from my RV6 build but I needed more Clecos, some #30 and #40 drill bits, and other assorted misc tools about $400 worth.
It looks like Pat Tuckey's website with his diagrams is no longer up. I took a copy them years ago and can send them to you if you would like. Let me know via PM or email. Pat used original skins. I think I will probably build them more like how Mike Stewart built them. There other ER iterations that are similar if you look around. 60 gal in an RV8 would be the ideal balance - bladder, duration, distance etc. IMO. So adding 10-12 gal per side would do.
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:00 AM
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Can you post a link to the rear pedals that you mentioned? I am about at the stage I need to work on the interior of the fuselage now.

Thanks.
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...=121744&page=2

I have the engineering drawings for these that Craig was kind enough to send me. I've also had a local shop quote making them. The price wasn't unreasonable, but I don't have it handy. The price went down with quantity, so I was actually thinking of having a number of sets made if there was enough interest here on VAF. They wouldn't be hard to make on your own - time vs money and you would have to have some reasonable welding skills. Send me a PM or email if you have interest in either.

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Old 02-01-2020, 02:25 PM
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Next Tuesday will be 4 weeks since I started my tail kit, I finished it yesterday. I ordered my wing kit but I?m thinking about ordering my fuselage kit to, I?m hoping to save money on shipping if I have both shipped together.
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Old 02-01-2020, 03:39 PM
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Next Tuesday will be 4 weeks since I started my tail kit, I finished it yesterday. I ordered my wing kit but I?m thinking about ordering my fuselage kit to, I?m hoping to save money on shipping if I have both shipped together.
Would love to see some pics of your tail if you have any.
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Old 02-01-2020, 03:54 PM
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I haven't posted pictures yet, but I'll figure it out and post some soon.
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Old 02-05-2020, 06:29 PM
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I just called Grove about landing gear, they don't make RV8 landing gear anymore. I did call skydesigns, they make an airfoil shaped RV8 landing gear. I'll order from them when I get ready to order my finish kit.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:28 PM
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I ordered my fuselage to be shipped with my wing kit. I also got on the waiting list for a James cowl, which is about 6 month waiting time. I did find out that Van's is now charging sales tax for orders from Michigan.
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Old 06-22-2020, 10:37 PM
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I purchased the tail kit and I am excited to get started. After searching for a while I figured this is probably the right thread to post this question.

Has anyone moved on to the fuselage after building the tail? I read the plans suggest doing the wings second, but they will literally sit in my garage until the project is much closer to moving to the airport. Could just be in my head but I feel the project will go much better if I moved onto the QB fuselage once tail is complete.

Thanks in advance for any input!

Also, if you live near a Jacksonville FL please reach out. I am moving 2 miles away from KCRG
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Old 06-23-2020, 07:14 AM
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Has anyone moved on to the fuselage after building the tail? I read the plans suggest doing the wings second, but they will literally sit in my garage until the project is much closer to moving to the airport. Could just be in my head but I feel the project will go much better if I moved onto the QB fuselage once tail is complete.
So either the wings sit in your shop or the fuselage does.
With the wings done and sitting in a cradle on casters it?s pretty easy to move them out of the way if you need to. They?re essentially half the length of your fuselage when you have them sitting side by side. IMHO the fuselage would be harder to move around since it?s longer. Of course once you get it on the gear you could easily roll it out and impress your neighbors . You mention getting a QB fuselage, so your wings would be sitting for a shorter time. Either way, finishing kit (canopy and fiberglass work), engine and avionics/wiring will take a while unless you farm that work out.
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