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Old 08-10-2017, 09:21 PM
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Major big job. Easy landings in the 8 to. After just a short while, insurance costs are about the same.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Larco View Post
Unlike the 6 or 7 or 9 the Rv8 and the RV8A are totally different from each other forward of the main wing carry through. I do not think it's a viable option. 8 has gear towers and the 8A is similar to the side by side. Just looking at how different they are may answer your question?
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The 8A has gear system similar to other RV's. The 8 is totally different, it would be major task to change it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by bubba View Post
has anyone done a conversion of an RV8 to RV8A? I am interested in the cost and time to do the conversion. My RV8 is complete.


I did a search on Google and found these Vans Air force threads that are related to your question. I hope you find them helpful.

"Converting RV-8A to 8":

"8A to 8 Conversion":

"RV-8A to -8 Tailwheel conversion:"
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