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Old 09-07-2018, 09:05 PM
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Congratulations Richard looks very nice, well done itís a credit to you.

Just looks like it would fly beautifully. Hopefully Iíll get to see it at a fly in one day.

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Chad Boot.
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Old 09-09-2018, 04:49 AM
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Default Congratulations Richard!!!

This is great Richard! I am ve y happy for you and thanks for providing the encouragement to get mine going
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:04 AM
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Thanks guys!
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:46 PM
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Default Almost in the air!

After 8 years, 8 months, and 8 days, the building stage has come to an end. Calibrated my fuel tanks yesterday and so far, I am impresssed with how accurate the capacitive system is...I filled the tanks and then I started draining the tanks a gallon at a time and the fuel level on the D180 reflected the same.

I have had number of AMEís look at the aircraft so Iím not expecting any real issues with the inspection. Fellow VAFer Simon Hitcheon will give it a go over tomorrow to check for any issues.

Hereís a few pics.







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Old 11-21-2018, 07:26 PM
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A huge congratulations Don! I have been just a little behind you the whole way with my construction. I am so proud to see you ready to fly! Cudo's on a very nice looking plane! Very few folks know the amount of determination it takes to see a project thru to completion! Hopefully I'm just a few weeks or so behind you!
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Old 11-22-2018, 05:48 AM
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Default Nice RV8 Don!

Plane looks fantastic! Looking forward to that first flight video... I'll have to stop by for a peek next time I'm down at CYOO.
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:33 AM
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Default RV-8 Done!

Don, congrats on completion-bird looks fantastic. I know you will enjoy flying her--these are amazing airplanes!
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:27 PM
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I had the pleasure of looking over Donís beautiful aircraft prior to the inspection. The workmanship is superb, I know itíll fly as well as it looks.

Many congrats on finishing. See you up there!
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:57 PM
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Default Built...Sold...Bought. Still count?

First one I built in 2002, sold in 2009 (Was N8WV back then)...



Second one I bought last month! Condition inspection, panel upgrades, and paint coming!

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Old 11-23-2018, 10:41 PM
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Thanks folks,

Just waiting for the Special C of A.

Much thanks to Simon who came the night before the inspection and had a good look over for some corrective actions.

Cant wait for the big day!
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