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 March 8th, 2016: I’m currently working on the fuselage, after completing the majority of the empennage and wings. Recent work has focused on Service Bulletin 14-01-31 pertaining to the front spar of the horizontal stabilizer. The aft upper turtle deck was recently completed, and the majority of the parts inside of the cockpit are ready for installation. Also, I’m planning to fully detail all the work required for the Show Planes Fastback Build in a separate page. The details will still be available on the site, but this page should provide more comprehensive details. Check it out here.