Daily Archives: February 28, 2014


Current Stage: Fastback

Total Build Time: 1301.5 hours.

This website details 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 the experience with friends, family, and other builders. Building a plane is a huge undertaking, and this site is my opportunity to pass it forward.

Current Update as of May 13, 2020:  Recent work is focused on the Showplanes Fastback conversion to include the tip-over canopy. All my details on the Showplanes Fastback can be found on a separate page: Check it out here.