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Old 04-22-2012, 01:22 AM
dcasey1 dcasey1 is offline
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Default RV-8 Rolled out for first engine start

N317DC rolled out of hanger at Stead AFB for first engine start. LyCon IO-360 M1S cranked up and ran just fine. A few more tweaks on the Skyview followed by the FAA inspection and she will be ready to go. Hoping for first flight sometime in May.

Dave Casey
LyCon I0360-M1S
MT Three Blade
RV-3 (now for sale)
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:49 AM
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Default Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dave, congratulations on the first engine run.

Getting close for sure.
Mike Starkey
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Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

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Old 04-23-2012, 07:07 PM
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Looks good Dave. Hard to tell from the photo, what is that about 2/3rd the way down your fuse? Static port? Or the pop out handle mod?
Matt Sturgis
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:13 PM
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Pop out handle mod. Works great. I can move the bird around all by my lonesome. Nice catch.

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Old 05-19-2012, 10:25 PM
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Default Getting closer

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Old 05-20-2012, 05:45 AM
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Default Looking good!

Looking good Mike! Won't be too long now!
Brent Owens
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Columbus, OH
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:45 AM
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I've got a ways to go:

-8 fuselage in progress (remember when I thought the wing kit had a lot of parts? HAHAHAHAHA)
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:06 PM
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Default almost ready for engine start

So, is this inlet scoop big enough? And how do I fit the cowl around it?

Almost ready for first engine start. People have asked for pictures of my home made cooling shroud, so here it is. Want to get a good long engine run on the ground before flight.

Picture of our tail graphic, we just got it on. Without the rudder it looks crooked, but I measured it and it is within a 1/32, big relief.

Wade Lively
-8, Flying!
formerly IO-360A3B6D, Dual SDS CPI now, WW 200RV

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:00 PM
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Very "stealthy" Wade. Your project is no longer secret. 844 was the last one produced.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:37 AM
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Default Another RV-8 moves to the paint shop

After more than six years of building we moved our RV-8 Fuselage to the paint shop this weekend.
This feels like a major milestone as the dream of flight is another step closer to reality!

Andre & Nico Burger
South Africa
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