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Old 02-18-2006, 10:00 PM
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Default Finished RV-8 N898DK



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Old 02-20-2006, 06:32 AM
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Default Nice Paint!!!

Cool paint job Chris. Well done.
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Old 02-26-2006, 10:06 AM
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Here is my -8. First flown in November 2004, painted in October 2005. IO-360-A3B6D, Catto prop, Dynon D-10, Garmin 196, RMi uMonitor and uEncoder, MicroAir transponder and comm, Vans steam guages. 100 hours and going strong...





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Old 05-15-2006, 07:40 PM
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Default Finished RV-8A N616LM

Completed in the last two weeks.

Fabulous plane....best I have flown.

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Old 05-16-2006, 02:56 AM
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Jay, Looks nice. Do you have any pictures of the interior?

Also, any close-ups of the canopy area - looks like you've done something
with that.

What's the logo on the tail? I can't quite make it out.

Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2006, 06:27 AM
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Looks good Jay. I'm curious abut the logo on the tail too.

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Old 05-16-2006, 06:58 AM
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Mickey and Tracy,

Thanks for your comments. I will post pictures of the interior and canopy fairing soon. I have used stainless steel fasteners for the canopy and windshield for a variety of reasons. To show the detail I have to learn how to take better pictures first!

Regarding the tail art, I appreciate your sharp eyes...I hope you do not mind a somewhat lengthy explanation: In my real life I am a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At the U, I direct a research center called the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (CREATe) (uwcreate.engr.wisc.edu for those that are interested.) We do research that ranges from advanced wheelchair systems to biomechanics to orthopedic implant research and design. As part of this group, we have a group working on movement issues, that has the name Moovability (Wisconsin=Holsteins=Moo).

One of the reasons that I built an 8A is because it seemed to be a design that would be relatively easy to provide access to people with disabilities. In this case, we have two means, one using an overhead lift, and the other using a gantry-type overhead rail system, to lift and place a person in the passenger seat. Hence, on an extension of the Moovability theme, we call the system "Moovairbility."

In case you did not already know, we like our little "witticisms" here in Wisconsin. Apparently it gives us something to do on long, cold, wintry nights.

Thanks again for asking,
Jay Martin

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Old 05-16-2006, 08:07 AM
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Hi Jay, That looks like a great project. Best of luck with it. Please keep us posted!
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Old 05-16-2006, 12:20 PM
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Default RV-8, Dynon

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Here is my -8. First flown in November 2004, painted in October 2005. IO-360-A3B6D, Catto prop, Dynon D-10, Garmin 196, RMi uMonitor and uEncoder, MicroAir transponder and comm, Vans steam guages. 100 hours and going strong...





Pretty plane! We're on finishing kit and helped along by people like yourself who've completed and flown your -8. Any feedback on your Dynon? How do you like it - and do you fly IFR? Have fun. Bill Dicus
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:52 PM
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Let us see some pics of your finished RV-8/8A.

Best always,
Here is my 8A near Whidby Island in April '06.

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