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Beagle 05-06-2016 11:05 AM

RV-8 Bob "Beagle" Brents
 
Good Afternoon VAF,

First builder thread post from a long time lurker. The wing kit just arrived so I suppose I'm committed.

Back in '78, as a bald-faced boy I drew an airplane and vowed that one day I would grow up to be an aerospace engineer and design and build this:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

Many years passed and I did become and aerospace engineer (Boeing) but life got in the way of "the airplane thing". One day (no longer at Boeing) I heard that a colleague was building an airplane. I asked him which one and he said "A Van's RV-8". So I did a quick internet search and thought that an RV-8 would scratch that itch from 1978.

Wing Kit:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

Mike S 05-06-2016 11:07 AM

That Spitfire stab might look good on an 8-------hmmmmm:confused:

Canadian_JOY 05-06-2016 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike S (Post 1076737)
That Spitfire stab might look good on an 8-------hmmmmm:confused:

Just imagine a Spitfire elliptical wing on an 8! :)

xblueh2o 05-08-2016 08:46 PM

That airplane already exists.
It is called the Prowler
They are trying to get it back in to production but you might be able to find an unfinished kit somewhere.
I seem to recall Wayne Handley campaigned one at a few airshows.
Lovely thing to look at and it sounded great too.

Big Iron 09 05-09-2016 08:31 AM

Beagle,

Wish you the best on the build, and look forward to seeing your progress here!

Beagle 05-09-2016 12:31 PM

Thanks Rich.

bk1bennett 05-09-2016 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beagle (Post 1076735)
Good Afternoon VAF,

First builder thread post from a long time lurker. The wing kit just arrived so I suppose I'm committed.

Back in '78, as a bald-faced boy I drew an airplane and vowed that one day I would grow up to be an aerospace engineer and design and build this:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

Many years passed and I did become and aerospace engineer (Boeing) but life got in the way of "the airplane thing". One day (no longer at Boeing) I heard that a colleague was building an airplane. I asked him which one and he said "A Van's RV-8". So I did a quick internet search and thought that an RV-8 would scratch that itch from 1978.

Wing Kit:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

Great story! Good luck in your build. I am a Boeing employee who has been at it for many years like you, and I have a goal to build an RV-14. Let us know how it goes!

Mike S 05-09-2016 02:35 PM

Welcome to VAF!
 
Brian, welcome to VAF:D

Beagle 10-24-2017 11:07 AM

Finally a Wing Skeleton just in time for Halloween
 
Just a quick update. Got the wing skeleton cleco'd together. Whoop!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

[ed. The link asks me to log in to my FB account......I don't have a FB account (nor will I ever). Can you set it to public instead of private? v/r,dr]


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