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Old 09-27-2020, 07:12 PM
wrongway john wrongway john is offline
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Default RV-8 Fastback, question on which kit best

Do most go with a QB or use a standard kit, then buy a fastback kit or fabricate their own?

Since fastback 8ís are so rare, it looks like the only opportunity to own one is to build it, hoping the QB kit on the fuselage is a viable option to save some hours, anyway.
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Old 09-27-2020, 07:26 PM
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I think the Showplanes kit is designed to work on either.

Lots of pics of the install on a quickbuild on their website.
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:06 PM
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I have a QB fuselage and did the showplanes FB. Youíll have to remove the canopy rails to install the FB rails. Iím pretty sure thatís all you remove to get started (itís been a few months). Iím not the fastest builder and Iím glad I did the FB now. But it probably added 3 months to my build, my day job didnít help any. If you have questions call Brian at showplanes. Heís easy to work with and can talk you off a ledge when youíre ready to burn the kit down.
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Old 09-27-2020, 10:13 PM
RidiculousM RidiculousM is offline
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Yes go QB or slow build and get a Showplanes Fastback and put it on. And Brian is Great to work with. Mike
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Old 09-28-2020, 06:46 AM
wrongway john wrongway john is offline
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Thanks again guys, mucho appreciation, thatís all I needed.
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Old 09-28-2020, 06:49 AM
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Standard build and Showplanes here.
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