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Old 05-29-2018, 08:29 PM
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Default jesting indeed

Yes, totally joking. Fear not, the rudder weight is there and diligently preventing flutter through all phases of flight, it's just hard to see in that pic! Of note, now that we mention it, I am curious as to actual aerodynamic workings of these protruding weighted extensions. Anyone want to indulge my nerdy side and educate me?


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Are you kidding? You took off the rudder mass balance weight? It's there for flutter prevention!

I would strongly suggest you reduce your Vne while you build another rudder (per plans) and get it installed.
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:51 PM
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Yes, totally joking. Fear not, the rudder weight is there and diligently preventing flutter through all phases of flight, it's just hard to see in that pic! Of note, now that we mention it, I am curious as to actual aerodynamic workings of these protruding weighted extensions. Anyone want to indulge my nerdy side and educate me?
I will describe the aero-balance benefit after I regain my composure.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:21 AM
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I thought you might be kidding, but when I saw you were a Naval Aviator ... I wasn't so sure!

(Just Kidding, just kidding! )
Carl,

Ha! I love it. Aviation wouldn't be what it is without its banter.

Awesome info! Thank you very much, that was exactly what I was looking for. Much appreciated. And written just at a level to which my smaller Navy brain could still absorb!
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:41 PM
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Default Show us a picture of your Finished RV-8

RV8S: Paint Finished March 2018.

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Old 07-22-2018, 04:16 PM
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RV8S: Paint Finished March 2018.

WOW

A pre-punched Harmon Rocket...

That nose looks LONG. How are you in W&B?

A VERY impressive aircraft!

Edit: search is a friend: http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=151944
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:33 PM
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/NhqhrQ8qCqTGkG4T9

(For some reason the photo never came across, but the link appears to work!)

Announcing a first flight on August 30, 2018 at Caboolture, Queensland, Australia.

VH-RKX took just shy of 10 years and features a Sam James' Cowl, with a Showplanes Fastback. The instrumentation is dual 10" Skyviews, and a GTN 635. The engine is by Aerosport Power and the prop by Whirlwind Aviation.

The exterior is a combination of polish, wrap and paint on the fibreglass surfaces.

Like many builders before, and those who will follow, we are deeply indebted to the good folks at Van's, and the sound advice from members of this wonderful forum, and you Doug who host us so well.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:04 AM
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Hey Richard,

Congratulations ! Another fine example of the breed.
You guys must be getting close to a full Squadron of RV8's at Caboulture ?
There is another at Harvey Bay that is also getting close.

I better get YRED to lift its game and replace some of these ageing and sad cert aircraft.

Cheers
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:05 PM
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Congratulations Richard looks very nice, well done itís a credit to you.

Just looks like it would fly beautifully. Hopefully Iíll get to see it at a fly in one day.

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Old 09-09-2018, 04:49 AM
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Default Congratulations Richard!!!

This is great Richard! I am ve y happy for you and thanks for providing the encouragement to get mine going
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:04 AM
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Thanks guys!
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