RV-8 | Fastback

This website details my adventures in aviation to include the building of a Van’s Aircraft RV-8, a single engine, two seat, tail-wheel, fully aerobatic, and cross country capable plane that strives to achieve “Total Performance.” This blog exists as a way to share my experiences with friends, family, and other builders. Building a plane is a huge undertaking, and this site is my opportunity to pass it forward.

I have recently completed my tailwheel endorsementCFICFI-ICommercial Multi-Engine Add-on and MEI. I also completed a Rotorcraft-Helicopter Private Pilot Add-on, an Instrument Helicopter Add-on, and finally the Commercial Helicopter Pilot Add-on. 

I am fully detailing all the work required for the Show Planes Fastback Build in a separate page. Check it out here. 

Index pages are also being separated into various topics. All my flight activities, to include helicopter training, can be found here.

Unfortunately from May of 2020 until the end of 2021 I have done a terrible job of keeping this website updated. I’m attempting to get things back in order!

LATEST POST SUMMARY:

Gear Intersection Fairings 1 (11/22/2021) [10 Hours] -
Wing Tips (11/17/2021) [15 Hours] -
Wing Intersection Fairings (11/8/2021) [8 Hours] -
Nav & Strobe Lights (11/7/2021) [5 Hours] -
Antennas 1 (8/30/2021) [3 Hours] -
Wing Attach (8/11/2021) [6 Hours] -
Avionics 1 (7/4/2021) [5 Hours] -
Landing Lights (6/23/2021) [5 Hours] -
Roll Bar (3/12/2021) [3 Hours] -   
Bottom Wing Skins (2/4/2021) [5 Hours] -
Snorkel and Air Filter (1/17/2021) [20 Hours] -
Baffles 1 (1/12/2021) [30 Hours] -
Baggage Door (1/3/2021) [20 Hours] -
Cowling (12/27/2020) [95 Hours] -
Oil Cooler Install (12/19/2020) [5 Hours] -
Red Cube Fuel Flow (9/26/2020) [10 Hours] -
Throttle Quadrant (9/7/2020) [10 Hours] -
Whirlwind 74HRT Prop Install (8/18/2020) [3 Hours] -
Fly EFII Fuel Pump Installation (7/26/2020) [5 Hours] -
Hanging Engine (7/10/2020) [5 Hours] -

 

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