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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:
1685 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
 07-15-2018
2.5
VS Fiberglass Tip Work
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 07-14-2018
1.4
Canopy Skirt #9, Re-drill The Left Skirt
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 07-08-2018
3.5
Canopy Skirt #8, Do Over On Left Skirt
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 07-07-2018
1.3
Canopy Skirt #7, Heat Gun On The Right Top
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 07-07-2018
2.0
Canopy Skirt #6, Drilling Rt Skirt, Cutting Aft
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 07-06-2018
0.5
30 Minute Consult With The Glassman
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 07-05-2018
1.5
Canopy Skirt #5, Drilling The Left Skirt To Frame
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 07-04-2018
4.0
Canopy Skirt #4 Cutting L/R Skirts
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 06-30-2018
5.5
Canopy Skirt #3
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 06-25-2018
2.0
Canopy Skirt #2
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