I had an 8A. Bought it back when I was too stupid to know that turning it into a tailwheel was nearly impossible. Anyway, I built and flew that plane for a few years, and it was a stellar performer. The ONLY reason I sold it was due to the field I'm based on getting worn/rough/sandy. If I could go back in time I'd have done the big front wheel mod and kept it!
On the other hand, this time I get to do all the stuff I wish I'd done on the first one, just with a wheel in the back.
Plane at X58
Preceptor N3 - Sold
Zenith Zodiac 601HD - Sold (good riddance)
Kitfox IV - Sold my share, but loved that plane
RV8A Sold! Loved the plane, but not the nosewheel!
RVX (RV6/4) Sold
RV8 Project purchased (Can't help myself)