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Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2011, 10:14 AM
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Posted By DanH
Sorry about the delay. The time has been spent...

Sorry about the delay. The time has been spent with some some private discussion of failure modes and structural details.

It would appear the best bet remains a constant-section crossmember, much...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 32,296
Posted By DanH
I suspect there are quite a few builders watching...

I suspect there are quite a few builders watching this thread as we explore the structure. Nail it all down and the orders will come. I might point out that Steve and I already have wheels under...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-18-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 32,296
Posted By DanH
Probably unnecessary. No serious analysis, but...

Probably unnecessary. No serious analysis, but it appears that the primary structural purpose of the ramp, intercostal and floor ribs is skin support, which in turn supports the F802K crossmembers. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 32,296
Posted By DanH
Ok, next point. Anyone have an issue with...

Ok, next point. Anyone have an issue with removing part of the F-802M intercostal rib per the photo (one each side)?

http://i53.tinypic.com/eg2vc3.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 32,296
Posted By DanH
See post #9 and your Vans drawings.

See post #9 and your Vans drawings.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By DanH
The gear in the drop test video is for a side-by...

The gear in the drop test video is for a side-by side fuselage; long center span, large deflection. A gear for a narrow fuselage would have less deflection. The RV8 application wouldn't have any...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-05-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 32,296
Posted By DanH
No. Quick look, no detailed analysis: It would...

No.

Quick look, no detailed analysis: It would require reviewing the contribution of the two F-802M intercostal ribs (DWG 61) and designing a substitute if simple deletion is inappropriate. The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 32,296
Posted By DanH
One-piece Grove Gear

Grove aluminum gear legs are a popular option with RV-8 builders. Compared to OEM steel legs, the standard aluminum legs save 17 lbs and the airfoiled legs save 11 lbs. Both types are drilled for...
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