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Old 11-14-2017, 06:23 PM
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I also contact Grove in the past month interested in the airfoil gear. Below is the response that I got from Flo. Didn't know about the one piece gear. Count me in if someone is trying to put an order together for the airfoil gear.

The lead time for a single gear is 8-10 weeks after receipt of order and payment. We do not have the airfoiled gear available but we can make the standard or one piece RV8 gears. The prices are below:
P/N: 1220-1, standard RV8 gear, $1895
P/N: One piece RV8, $2395
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:10 AM
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Count me in as well if an order is to be put together.
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:59 PM
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Any more information on this?
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Old 04-19-2018, 03:29 PM
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My advice is straight from Hitchhiker...Don't Panic.

There might be another source of airfoil gear in the not distant future. There might even be beta user slot available for the right guy, meaning someone ready to fly now or very soon.

If you're ready to rip, PM your email and I'll pass it on.
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:09 AM
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Just got off the phone with Flo. They are contacting everyone who was on the wait list. Orders will ship in July.
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:14 PM
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I ordered a set of RV-8 Grove Landing Gear in May. It arrived a couple of weeks ago. 17th of July. It looks great! They made a run of 60 sets for RV-8s i think that is what they told me. I think they only make a run like this every once in a while. But I got mine and it looks great so I just wanted to let everyone know that it's a possibility .
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:02 AM
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My advice is straight from Hitchhiker...Don't Panic.

There might be another source of airfoil gear in the not distant future. There might even be beta user slot available for the right guy, meaning someone ready to fly now or very soon.

If you're ready to rip, PM your email and I'll pass it on.
Airfoil gear for the RV-8 was available for immediate deliver at AirVenture 2018. It was not made by Grove but it was designed by one of the best Aeronautical Engineers that I know. It is also made by the best landing gear manufacturer that I know.

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Old 08-06-2018, 06:51 PM
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Airfoil gear for the RV-8 was available for immediate deliver at AirVenture 2018. It was not made by Grove but it was designed by one of the best Aeronautical Engineers that I know. It is also made by the best landing gear manufacturer that I know.

They look nice from the photo, Gary. What are they getting for them?
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:58 PM
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Found an answer to my question.
https://www.skydesigns.aero/rv-8-alu...l-landing-gear

$1k seems like a lot to polish them. Overall, nice to see and good price.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:47 AM
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Mine are shipping this week. I ordered un polished as I can do it myself. I agree 1K is a lot for polish.
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