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Old 02-09-2019, 05:05 PM
V111Pilot V111Pilot is offline
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Default RV8 wing Dihedral?

How is the dihedral set on an RV-8 wing?
Asking because Iím looking at an -8 and the right wing tip is 1 3/4Ē higher than the left.

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Old 02-09-2019, 05:44 PM
Ted RV8 Ted RV8 is offline
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Set by center spar and wing spars.

Canít speak to the early models but the later models are set from the factory.

Could be gear legs causing the difference while sitting on the ground.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:20 PM
Jpm757 Jpm757 is offline
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May be as simple as uneven tire pressure, or as bad as a tweaked gear leg.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:38 PM
Scott Hersha Scott Hersha is offline
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Put a level across the longerons laterally, and if itís level, check the tires for equal pressure. This assumes the floor where itís sitting is level. If everything is level and one wing is higher than the other, maybe you should call Vans and see what they recommend.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:59 PM
Tommy123 Tommy123 is offline
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Default Level

Can't eyeball it. Level airplane to specs by vans then check the wing angles. If it is that out of wack I would suspect some wallowed out wing mount holes and run away.
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