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Old 01-16-2018, 08:18 PM
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Get some popcorn and a six pack on the ready and settle in ......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5A7_oPAw9c
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:22 PM
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Before you go to far, keep in mind that a stock RV-8 will swallow an amazing amount of stuff, particularly if you are solo and don't have someone in the back seat. I loaded up to go to EAA one time and by the time I got ready to takeoff the weather came down and I had to scrub. When I unloaded the plane I realized that all the camping stuff, gear, etc... pretty much filled my Audi A4 sedan!

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Old 01-17-2018, 08:10 AM
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Before you go to far, keep in mind that a stock RV-8 will swallow an amazing amount of stuff, particularly if you are solo and don't have someone in the back seat.
Increase it further with a fastback conversion. Adding height to the turtledeck allows a heap more stuff.

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Get some popcorn and a six pack on the ready and settle in ......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5A7_oPAw9c
A fella could make nice underwing baggage pods using RV-10 wheelpants for the body.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:52 AM
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Read an article in Feb/18 Kitplanes about an RV8 that did north and south poles. Noticed he had a baggage pod underneath.

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Old 01-17-2018, 11:09 AM
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Jason, welcome aboard the good ship VAF
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:11 PM
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Default Wing locker?

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Structurally, using the wing tiedown hard points or the volume in the wing tips makes more sense (at the expense of spin recovery ability, if you think you might get into a spin while carrying extra baggage...).

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Old 01-17-2018, 04:57 PM
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Jason, welcome aboard the good ship VAF
Thanks Mike. I'm at the planning stages right now, ready to pull the trigger on a kit. Spent over a year now thinking about it, decided on the -8 last year.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:35 PM
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Default RV-8 Storage

As others have said, an awful lot of stuff can fit into an -8.

Here's an example of what I can carry with 2 people (and we had a little room to spare):



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Old 01-17-2018, 08:46 PM
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Someone made them for an RV-4.

I see no reason why you couldn't make a pair for your plane.
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:53 PM
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Old thread; links are dead.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ad.php?t=19334
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