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Old 03-06-2019, 02:34 PM
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I started shopping for a flying 8 starting in 2011. I looked at about 20 of them over the next two years ranging in price from $35K to $140K. I finally found an exceptionally well built beauty in 2013 and paid $100K for it. It had been flying for a year and had 100 hours on it when I bought it.

I still own it, love it, and have no regrets. It's day VFR with steam gauges and a Lycoming O-360, and it's the funnest airplane I've ever flown. Since buying it I've only seen a handful of 8s that I think are as nice or nicer. I was willing to step up in price to get as perfect a specimen as I could because I knew I was going to keep it for many years.
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:32 AM
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Default Price Quote.........

I was looking for the Vans price calculator and stumble onto this page. Evidently, if you live in South Africa, you can have a plane custom built for you.

https://www.rvaircraft.co.za/rv-airc...ng-calculator/
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:04 AM
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That was cool. I clicked on what I have in my RV-8 and came up with a price of $137,299 so I guess I made a good purchase when I bought mine built and saved almost $40k.
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:40 PM
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I haven’t been able to find the cost estimator on the new Van’s site. Could be operator error.

Anybody else having this problem?

Last edited by Ted RV8 : 03-10-2019 at 12:48 PM.
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:48 PM
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Not on Van's new website but I haven't been able to find a lot of things I knew where they were on the old website.

I just followed that link in the previous comment to get an idea about mine.
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:44 PM
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Default You can build on the cheap...

I finished my first RV-8A for $36K in 2002. Standard kits, 1800hr O320-E3D, Sterba wood prop, basic VFR panel with handheld radio and GPS, homemade interior, and no paint. At the time Vans told me it was the lightest -8A ever built at 996lbs.
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:55 PM
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Quote:
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I haven’t been able to find the cost estimator on the new Van’s site. Could be operator error.

Anybody else having this problem?
Here you go, but it doesn't work!

https://www.vansaircraft.com/cost-estimator/
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