Home > VansAirForceForums

-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-8/8A
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-28-2013, 07:13 PM
Paul Tuttle's Avatar
Paul Tuttle Paul Tuttle is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lantz,Nova Scotia ,Canada
Posts: 556
Question I weighed my -8 today, it seems a little heavy to me.

My -8 weighed in at 1121 lbs. Is it just me or does this seem a little heavy?.

Equipment list:

O-360 Lycoming.
Catto 3 blade prop.
Dynon D-100 and D-120.
Radio stack.
Odyssey pc-680 battery.
Classic aero seats.
Hooker harnesses.
Whelan microburst strobes.
fire extinguisher and first aid kit.

Weight includes engine oil, unusable fuel and brake fluid.

Please let me know what you think.

Paul Tuttle
RV 8
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 07:22 PM
SmilingJack's Avatar
SmilingJack SmilingJack is offline
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Hilton Head Island
Posts: 1,105


After paint (28 lbs) mine came in at 1149

I do have a pretty full avionics suite, 180HP, CS.
John Mastro
10 years of Awesomeness!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 07:35 PM
Ironflight's Avatar
Ironflight Ironflight is offline
VAF Moderator / Line Boy
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dayton, NV
Posts: 12,877

Mine was 1100 lbs before paint - I wasn't working hard to keep it light.
Paul F. Dye
Editor at Large - KITPLANES Magazine
RV-8 - N188PD - "Valkyrie"
RV-6 (By Marriage) - N164MS - "Mikey"
RV-3B - N13PL - "Tsamsiyu"
A&P, EAA Tech Counselor/Flight Advisor
Dayton Valley Airpark (A34)
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 07:54 PM
drill_and_buck's Avatar
drill_and_buck drill_and_buck is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bridgewater, MA - KPYM
Posts: 480

1120 lbs, no fuel, 7qts oil, interior panels and seats, Todd's canopy, grove gear, Hartzel, dual Dynons, PC680, O-360. Not painted.
Mike Draper
RV-8 N468RV
First Flight 11/13/2011
TMX0360, Dual Pmags, CS
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 08:03 PM
vansrv8's Avatar
vansrv8 vansrv8 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 123

Mine is at 1099 on certified scales with similar equipment. I do not think that your out of the ballpark.
Kens RV8
RV8, Pitts S1C,J5 Hybrid,AcroSport II,RV9A, Chubby Cubby, Custom Supercub Build
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 08:15 PM
panhandler1956's Avatar
panhandler1956 panhandler1956 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,686

1144. Inverted fuel/oil, big 200hp angle valve, heavy Hartzell, extra large smoke system
Brent Owens
EAA Chapter 9 Tech Counselor/Flight Advisor
Columbus, OH
RV-8 'Contrary Mary' flying
N784DE S/N #82614
Follow me on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 09:06 PM
Toobuilder's Avatar
Toobuilder Toobuilder is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mojave
Posts: 4,860

I'm at 1143 with lots of glass in the panel, angle valve, and Hartzell C/S prop...
WARNING! Incorrect design and/or fabrication of aircraft and/or components may result in injury or death. Information presented in this post is based on my own experience - Reader has sole responsibility for determining accuracy or suitability for use.

Michael Robinson
Harmon Rocket II -SDS EFI
1940 Taylorcraft BL-65
1984 L39C
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 09:19 PM
aerhed aerhed is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Big Sandy, WY
Posts: 2,567

O-360 A1A with AFP stock accy
vacuum 6 pack
king com/txp
Oregon Aero sheepskins
bare inside white fiberglass, bare metal
1050 lbs
Actual repeat offender.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 10:30 PM
KTM520guy's Avatar
KTM520guy KTM520guy is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Texas, where else.
Posts: 450

Clearly your plane is a danger to you and all around you. Your only option is to ship it to me for proper disposal.

RV-8A builder
A&P mechanic
Aviation Plasticized Pigmented Polymer Application Engineer
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 11:41 PM
jimgreen jimgreen is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Vancouver island, BC Canada
Posts: 400

It does seem slightly heavy equipped the way it is. Most of the other responders have metal C/S props which are good for about 50lbs. The Catto shouldn't weigh anywhere near that. You don't mention interior finishing or insulation? That can add up. It's painted but are the gear fairings installed?

In any case it's a fantastic machine. Your gonna love it!
Jim Green
RV7 tip up
IO360 Whirlwind 200RV
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:36 AM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.