Lack of updates doesn't mean lack of progress!
On Sunday August 27th, 2017 - RV-8 N29213 (kit #83446) took to the
Empennage kit was received Aug 06 2014 , airworthiness certificate
issued July 28 2017 for almost exactly a 3 year build. An extra few
weeks to perform Lycoming SB632 on the IO-360-M1B delayed the first
flight, but everything performed beautifully on a nice cool evening with
a dozen or so spectators watching.
Pretty standard VFR RV-8 build with Grove gear, and all Dynon
integration including an HDX display, dual com radios, auto pilot, EMS,
transponder, and ADSB. Aeroled wingtip lights and strobes round out the
Thanks to Larry Anderson with N88XT in chase and for an initial flight
test. Thanks to Bruce Bohannon for the skills training in 2016 to get
my confidence up on flying the thing. Thanks to Richard Drake for a few
hundred hours of assistance over the years, especially during the fuel
Everyone wants to know when I'm going to start on my -10 and replace my "slow" Cessna 182. I think I need a little break first before thinking about that endeavor.