Here is my RV8 that I completed in June 2017. I didn't have enough time to fly off my phase one in time for Oshkosh but I did get there for 2018. I started with a quick build kit (if you call four and a half years quick build) and then added the Show Planes fast back conversion.
Dan "Nordo" West's 248 mph RV-8 held its place in the Sport Bronze race today, but wasn't able to move up because it started to lose a cylinder on the second lap. Continue reading "Well There's Your Problem!"
After many years of both building and not building (about 50/50) N184GC (One RV-8 for Grandpa Christensen) and I made the maiden flight on April 22, 2015 from Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Santa Fe, NM. That was prior to paint and empty weight was 1,041 lb. Continue reading "Robert Anderson's RV-8"
Trying desperately to escape the media center and mingle among the show field the very first tie down rope we tripped over was hooked to William Shook's RV-8. Wow!
Obviously built to impress, the Denver-based Shook says his RV is for go, too. Now flying for 16 months, he's put 340 hours on the Hobbs and has plans for plenty more. Trips so far include Florida (multiple times), so Shook isn't just working the pattern. Continue reading "RV Eye Candy!"
Earlier we showed a happy Drew Bowlds with girlfriend Stephanie Neil and very clean and getting cleaner RV-8. Here's a peak at a crafty under-cowl aero-aid he took from his Reno racing friends.
The idea is to direct the cooling airflow out the lower cowl with more authority and organization than normal. The resulting pair of under-engine baffles are thus bent to fit and provide an airfoil shape at the critical cowl exit. He worked up the shapes with cardboard before hitting the sheet metal brake. Continue reading "Bowld’s Baffles"