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Old 01-23-2020, 09:01 PM
Mantoga Mantoga is offline
 
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Default Any 8s near piedmont NC? KRDU

Career pilot also 182 owner and Ive been wanting to build for awhile. Before I plot and scheme any further Id like to try to sit in a completed RV-8. Im 66 and mostly torso and would jump at the chance to find out if I can fit in one. If anyones around a couple hundred miles of RDU I would appreciate the chance to see if I can fit.
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Old 01-24-2020, 03:19 AM
74-07 74-07 is offline
 
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I have one in Laurens, SC. It's in maintenance right now so you could come sit all you want. PM me if you would like to come and awe can coordinate.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:33 AM
noelf noelf is offline
 
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There are several flying RV-8s and one under construction at KTTA (Raleigh Executive Jetport). Terry Gardner runs an Experimental Build center at the south end of the field -next to the flying club. The RV-8 there is in the "fiberglass" finishing stage. There is a -14A getting a new prop seal and I am finishing up panel work on a -9.
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Old 01-26-2020, 12:28 PM
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Thanks guys, Sanford is only a 20 min drive when would be the best time to catch someone there?
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:31 PM
mizer2167 mizer2167 is offline
 
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Career pilot also 182 owner and Ive been wanting to build for awhile. Before I plot and scheme any further Id like to try to sit in a completed RV-8. Im 66 and mostly torso and would jump at the chance to find out if I can fit in one. If anyones around a couple hundred miles of RDU I would appreciate the chance to see if I can fit.
Thanks in advance.
I'm similar in build, 6'5" and mostly torso. I did not fit. Couldn't get my knees under the panel and my head hit the canopy.

That being said, I didn't get a lot of time to play with the seat and cushions or rudder pedals. I think it may be possible with the tall pilot mod and different rudder pedal positioning.
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