First Day

Time: 4 Hours
Today was the first real “build day” on the RV-8. I jumped right in and just followed the instructions from Van’s Aircraft. There were a couple of things that I was completely sure of so a little searching on www.vansairforce.net provided some direction.
The day started with shaping the rear spar stiffeners and match drilling them to the spar. I was also able to get the 4 outside elevator hinge brackets lined up. The last item was the center hinge that has the elevator bearing sandwiched between the two brackets. I match drilled them and primed the bearing.

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