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Jims RV-8

Builder:
Jim Novak
Location:
Dallas, TX - USA
Aircraft:
Van's Aircraft - RV-8
Manufacturer:   
http://www.vansaircraft.com/
Engine:
Barrett Precision Engines - IO-360X
Prop:
Whirlwind
Total Build Time:
1541 Hours

Welcome to my experimental aircraft Web site. I am building a Van's Aircraft RV-8.

General characteristics of the RV-8
Capacity: myself and one passenger
Length: 21 ft 0 in
Wingspan: 24 ft 0 in
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Wing area: 116 sq ft
Empty weight: 1,120 lb
Gross weight: 1,800 lb
Fuel capacity: 42 U.S. gallons
Powerplant: Lycoming IO-360 four cylinder, horizontally opposed piston aircraft engine with fuel injection, 180 hp

Performance
Maximum speed: 221 mph
Cruise speed: 210 mph at 75% power at 8000 feet
Stall speed: 58 mph
Range: 940 mi at 55% power and 8000 feet
Service ceiling: 22,500 ft
Rate of climb: 1,900 ft/min
Wing loading: 15.5 lb/sq ft

Recent Activity
 Date Hours Work Log Summary Details
 10-15-2017
2.2
Taping the canopy & frame for glue prep
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 10-12-2017
3.0
Last bit of cutting on canopy - prepping for Glue
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 10-08-2017
0.0
Weekend of airplane activities - Inspiration!
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 10-07-2017
2.0
Slide Block and Anchor Block
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 10-06-2017
1.2
Canopy fitting
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 10-05-2017
3.7
Re-construction after powder coating
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 10-01-2017
3.5
Deconstruction for powder coating
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 09-30-2017
4.5
Canopy cutting and sanding #15 - done w/cuts
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 09-28-2017
2.0
Canopy cutting and sanding #14
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 09-26-2017
1.6
Canopy cutting and sanding #13
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