Going to look at a RV-8 project
Hello All. I own a flying RV-7. I have an opportunity to possibly purchase a partially built RV-8. From what I understand the airframe is about 75% built. The original builder has unfortunately passed away. I am not new to sheet metal and airplane building, But curious about the hot items to look for on a RV-8 aside from general build quality. I believe there was a change in wing spar design, any easy way to spot this? Will be going to inspect the project soon, and take pictures. Also, not sure if the build logs will be available, and how difficult it might be to finish paperwork/inspection.
Flying RV-7A N542LC 800 hours+ With SDS Electronic fuel injection.
Pieces of an RV-8 in the back of the hangar
ATP CFI A&P
BE-200 Air Ambulance driver
Based at EKA, Northern CA