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Well I know it's been forever since I've updated the website but I am still alive and kicking. The plane got put on the back burner for a while due to the house but things are slowly progressing. Since I haven't even ordered the fuselage, I decided to post some updates relating to my house.

You should give Erin's web store a look. She sells crocheted hats, scarves, and blankets and they are really great!

Feel free to send me an email with questions/comments/concerns. My address is at the bottom of every page.


How to Navigate this Site: The 10 most recent updates can be found below. All activity can be found in the Builder's Log on the left.

Most Recent Updates

[25 May 2012] I bought a house!
[11 March 2012] [3.5 Hours] - Finished wings!
[8 March 2012] [2 Hours] - Attached left flap
[7 March 2012] [1.5 Hours] - Attached right flap
[6 March 2012] [1 Hour] - Started mounting right flap
[4 March 2012] [1.5 Hours] - Hung right aileron
[3 March 2012] [5 Hours] - Finished control rods, started hanging ailerons
[29 February 2012] [4 Hours] - Worked on aileron control rods
[26 February 2012] [3 Hours] - Finished riveting bottom skins!
[25 February 2012] [1.5 Hours] - Started left wing bottom skins


I am building a Van's RV-8 aircraft. What is it? It is an all-metal plane that is put together with rivets. Lots of rivets. The plane holds two people in a tandem configuration (pilot in front, passenger in back), is capable of aerobatic flight in the range of +6g/-3g, and cruises upwards of 200 mph. Construction comes with many choices including engine size, nose gear vs tail-dragger, constant speed vs fixed-pitch prop, etc...

So why build this plane? Well, I don't have anything better to do so, why not?



Disclaimer: If for some reason you think I know what I am doing, you are mistaken. What I do or say is not necessarily the right way to build an airplane. There are many people out there who know how to build an airplane, however, I am not one of those people.
Last Update: 25 May 2012