Jul 18, 2022

RV-8 | Build Your Plane! From The Ground Up PART 9 | Van’s Aircraft RV-8 Instructional Video

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Roel van DijnenI did not realize that India still has such a small economy, smaller then Germany and UK 😳

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Roel van Dijnen In related news, India has so far stopped Tesla and Starlink from operating in their country. Governments can, and often do, screw up their economy.

Roel van DijnenEric Klien The screwing up part is rather subjective, imagine the effect on earth when countries like India and Nigeria will adopt the same luxurious lifestyle that we have. But then again, Tesla and Starlink are trying to be part of the solution for that also 😉

Freya WildeRoel van Dijnen even if they did adopt a more luxurious lifestyle, who is to say it would be the same. Wouldn’t that be up to the people there? I have no idea how any country will ultimately act. And I have zero right to guess and interfere. No one doe… See more.

Roel van DijnenFreya Wilde I’m not claiming to have any right to intervene (forcefully) and I sure hope better more sustainable ways of having a great lifestyle will be upon us, preferably sooner rather than later!

And even when shit really wil hit the fan, we humans… See more.

Van’s RV-8 Build Your Own Aircraft PART 9
The Homebuilder: Demystifies the homebuilding process and introduces the RV-8, a project that From the Ground Up will follow for 13 episodes. Expert builder Joe Schumacher offers his inside tips on getting started, while co-host Mark Annick asks the questions every first-time homebuilder will want answered. Follow the pair as they visit a homebuilder working in his garage. Get a feel for space and time constraints, and an appreciation for the process. We’ll also take a look at the tools needed as well as the costs involved.
The Van’s RV-8 is a tandem two-seat, single-engine, low-wing homebuilt aircraft sold in kit form by Van’s Aircraft. The RV-8 is equipped with conventional landing gear, while the RV-8A version features tricycle landing gear. The design is similar to the earlier RV-4, although it is larger than that earlier model.
Richard VanGrunsven designed the RV-8 series as an updated, larger tandem aircraft based on the RV-4 design concept. The RV-8 first flew in 1995 and was first shown publicly at Oshkosh that year.
The RV-8 incorporated changes as a result of lessons learned in producing the popular RV-4 design. The RV-8 airframe accepts larger engines from 150 to 210 hp (112 to 157 kW), including the 210 hp (157 kW) Lycoming IO-390. [6] The RV-8 also has increased wingspan and wing area over the RV-4, as well as greater cockpit width, headroom, legroom and an increased useful load, all with a view to accommodating larger pilots. Like the RV-3 to RV-7 that preceded it, the RV-8 is stressed for aerobatics.
The RV-8 series was intended from inception to include a nose-gear-equipped version designated the RV-8A. The RV-8A was first flown in 1998
As of November 2021, 1,602 RV-8s and RV-8As have been completed and flown.
General characteristics:
Crew: one.
Capacity: one passenger.
Length: 21 ft 0 in (6.40 m)
Wingspan: 24 ft 0 in (7.32 m)
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Wing area: 116 sq ft (10.8 m2)
Empty weight: 1,120 lb (508 kg)
Gross weight: 1,800 lb (816 kg)
Fuel capacity: 42 U.S. gallons (160 L; 35 imp gal)
Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-360 four cylinder, horizontally opposed piston aircraft engine with fuel injection, 200 hp (150 kW)
Maximum speed: 221 mph (356 km/h, 192 kn)
Cruise speed: 210 mph (340 km/h, 180 kn) at 75% power at 8,000 feet.
Stall speed: 58 mph (93 km/h, 50 kn)
Range: 940 mi (1,510 km, 820 nmi) at 55% power and 8,000 feet.
Service ceiling: 22,500 ft (6,900 m)
Rate of climb: 1,900 ft/min (9.7 m/s)
Wing loading: 15.5 lb/sq ft (76 kg/m2)

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