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Old 01-11-2021, 09:14 PM
Pdtofly Pdtofly is offline
 
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Default WTB RV-8 wings

I had a friend who last week, hit a bird and now he has a big hole in his leading edge, and a bent spar. This is making it not cost effective to repair, but to just replace the wing.

He is looking for a complete, unassembled wing and fuel tank. Will be interested in a right wing, or both right and left wing set.

He would also consider working with someone who has a set of wings that are not assembled, and are sitting around and would be interested in giving him the wings, and he would order and prepay shipping a new set to be delivered when they are ready to ship from Van’s. This is a chance to get a new set for your project.

If you have something that you are interested to sell, or upgrade to a new set, please email me at hr2plt@yahoo.com and I will get you in contact with him.

Thank you for looking.

Brian
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Old 01-11-2021, 09:52 PM
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Do you know if he’s got the original wings or the -1 wings? My hangar neighbor may have some original wings with the 1inch (as opposed to 1.25 inch) spar capstrips.
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Old 01-11-2021, 10:26 PM
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Default I am trying to find out

Tom,

I have a call into the guy to get an answer for you. Check back in a bit, and if I get an answer tonight, I will post.

I think it might be the original, but will verify for you.

Thanks.

Brian
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Old 01-11-2021, 10:32 PM
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Default He has the -1 wing

Tom,

Just got off the phone with him, and this RV-8 has the -1 wing.

If it is a -1 wing, please let me know.

Thank you.

Brian
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Old 01-12-2021, 07:06 AM
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The guy I know has original non -1 wings.. so it won’t help..
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:52 AM
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Default Thanks for checking

Tom,

Thanks for checking.

Still looking for a set of unassembled RV-8 -1 wings.

Thanks for looking.

Brian
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:07 AM
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Default Still looking for RV8-1 wings

Still looking for a set of RV8-1 wings.

The buyer would work with you if you have a set of unassembled wings, and not ready to build. He will order, pre pay, including shipping for a new set of wings to be shipped directly to you from Van’s.

Email me at hr2plt@yahoo.com if you are interested in helping out.

Thanks.

Brian
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:23 AM
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Quote:
and a bent spar


Gee, what kinda bird was that, ostrich-like or bigger?
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Old Today, 10:50 AM
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Default Wings found and bought

My friend bought a set of wings from a response here and he wanted to say, “Thanks.”

He also said I could post a picture of the wing. It is amazing the damage a wing can take from a bird and get you on the ground safely. It bent the spar, and bent and cracked the right aileron bell crank. As a result of the bent spar, it pushed back the outboard aft of the fuel tank, opening it up a little resulting in a fuel leak.

BTW, that feather stuck in the wing is from the bird strike, and was not put in after landing.

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Again, thanks for the help in helping him finding a set of wings.

Brian
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Wow !! What kind and size bird and at what speed and altitude was he flying? I've had 2 bird strikes in 4 decades flying and both were while flying for a living but thank God have never had that much damage.
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