Tag: RV8

  • Horizontal Stabilizer

    Horizontal Stabilizer

    It has taken about two days (and I’m not done yet) on the horizontal stabilizer. I was directed to build both halves as one, rather than doing everything twice and joining them at the end. I’m not really certain this made things easier, but also I can’t point to anything that it made harder. Early…

  • Vertical Stabilizer

    Vertical Stabilizer

    Over the course of about a day and a half I built my vertical stabilizer. No mishaps during the build, it went pretty easily It was easy enough to countersink the few rivets that needed it so that the assembly could sit flush against the fuselage. Riveting the skins went easy enough. You have to…

  • Fire Detection Circuit

    Fire Detection Circuit

    Take two thermal fuses (like this one from Newark) and wire them in parallel using a little prototyping board. Mount it on the firewall, run a circuit through it, and wire to the G3X. If the circuit ever breaks, then the G3X should show a FIRE warning or similar. The important bits – the thermal…

  • Engine On Order

    With the dual goals of building and maintaining my plane and getting my A&P certificate eventually, I thought the in-person engine build program offered by Aero Sport Power would be an amazing learning experience. I’m not sure anyone offers a similar program starting from a rack of parts and ending with an aircraft engine (though…

  • Monkworkz MZ-30L

    Monkworkz MZ-30L

    My airplane is going to be very electrically sensitive, and so I need a backup power source. Traditionally, this is done with a second alternator along with batteries of some sort. I’ve opted for a more modern solution, and yet the technology behind it is many decades old. The Monkworkz MZ-30L is a generator, not…