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Old 02-12-2020, 03:00 PM
dmpatto dmpatto is offline
 
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Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Default RV-8 near Williamsburg, VA to look at?

Is there anyone at KPHF, KJGG, KFYJ that owns an RV-8 and willing to allow me to sit in the front and back, check out the plane, and discuss?

I'm a previous plane owner and keep coming back to the RV-8 if I decide to go the experimental route. It seems to have the most useful load (not counting the RV10 or 14), is capable of up to a 220 lb passenger and carrying some baggage.

Now I just need to sit in one and discuss further with someone willing to spare a few moments.

Thanks.
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Old 02-12-2020, 05:17 PM
DMFenster DMFenster is offline
 
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Location: Woodbridge, VA
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Default KCJR

I have one in Culpeper, VA if you want to head that far.
We could even go fly

Dave
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:03 PM
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Location: Richmond, VA
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Default There is one at JGG

Not sure the guy who owns it is on VAF. I think it is down for it's annual though. Reach out to Jon Mulder (on here) he knows the owner.

I owned an RV-8 for several years. I am 6' tall (on a good day) and about 220 lbs. I had plenty of room in the front seat. The back seat has less room and your feet are on either side of the front seat.

The airplane is a great flying machine. Fast and fun. Has more baggage capacity than you might think (but you need to use soft luggage). Biggest downside is that the heat particularly in the back seat is pretty bad in colder temperatures.

I am building an RV-14A, but would have bought a flying RV-8 again had there been one available when I started my project.

bruce
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Old 02-18-2020, 01:50 PM
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Dave...

I didn't have email notifications on and didn't see the message about your RV-8 in Culpeper. We have family in that area and there is this awesome ice cream place near it that gets packed in the summer. I may have to come out there and take a look.
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Old 08-19-2020, 05:22 PM
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I'm building an RV8 at ORF. I'm about 90% done with the fuselage. If you're down this way you're welcome to sit in the front and back. You can even make airplane noises and I won't tell.
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