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Old 12-29-2016, 05:55 PM
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On an RV-8 (or A), the designation of -1 means different things for the fuselage and wings.
There are a lot of 8's and 8A's that were built with a -1 wing but not a -1 fuselage.

A -1 wing means it is a wing kit after the date which 7 and 8 wing kits were being delivered with many parts common between them. The wing spars are basically the same, with the only significant difference being in the bolt hole pattern for attachment to the fuselage (so the wing kits are not interchangeable to a 7 or 8 fuselage). because of some minor changes in the wing spar at this point, an RV-8 with -1 wing got a 50 lb increase in approved aerobatic gross weight but the max. gross weight stayed the same.

A -1 fuselage means it is a fully match hole/prepunched fuselage kit (introduced sometime around 2005), vs a non match hole kit where for the most part only the skins were prepunched.
Good to know! Thanks.
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Old 01-04-2017, 01:35 PM
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Early QB Kit, Rivets in place. No Bolts or holes for bolts.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:45 AM
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Default Slow build kit

Is there any reason to check a slow build RV-8? Taildragger?
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:31 AM
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Not if you built it and you know you put them in. Otherwise, yes, check. Very easy to do with a flashlight and an inspection mirror. Pretty cheap peace of mind.
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:53 AM
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It is silly that they don't install these bolts during the quickbuild process when access is much easier. As noted by many posters, this was overlooked during construction so just think about how many folks out there are not on VAF and will not get the message. Vans has taken on a huge risk by not being proactive and thinking through this easily overlooked construction detail by not having them installed during the quick build construction.
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Old 01-26-2017, 09:09 AM
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Kit Sn 81074
Rivets in place, so no holes for bolts.
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Old 02-09-2017, 12:39 PM
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Builder 80977 looks like no holes just rivets.



I'm not sure why they won't link? Uploaded them to my photobucket account, copied the link, click the insert image icon, paste the link, click ok to embed the image???????????

http://s776.photobucket.com/user/kev.../SL%2016-12-16
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Old 02-09-2017, 02:09 PM
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:36 AM
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Builder 80977 looks like no holes just rivets.



I'm not sure why they won't link? Uploaded them to my photobucket account, copied the link, click the insert image icon, paste the link, click ok to embed the image???????????

http://s776.photobucket.com/user/kev.../SL%2016-12-16
I think I finally got the link to work.
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:27 PM
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OK...let's REALLY open up a can of worms, and ask for opinions on these puppies!

http://www.peerlessaerospace.com/Pro...MG_VISULOK.pdf
My buddies and I made a group order of these expensive bolts, thinking it was the "smart way to go". They can be installed like blind rivets; you only need access to one side of the material. Seemed too good to be true...and it was. We've discovered,...now that we have the bolts in hand, that they do not fit through the holes! They are about 6/1000 too big.
To ream, or not to ream...that is the question.
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