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 Post subject: Vans RV-8
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:42 pm 
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Hello,

I just purchased a flying Vans RV-8 and have been enjoying flying it on weekends as a traveling machine. I grew up flying GA, then joined the military, and having been spoiled by some very cool airplanes, wanted to find an aerobatic, cross country, fun flying “jack of all trades” for weekend flying. The Vans RV-8 was it, and that explains why there are 10,000 of them flying.

With specs like this, who would be interested in one done to A2A Accu-Sim standards? I would love to meet up with Scott and the team and give all the access required to see this versatile airplane modeled for FS! Any interest?!

Lycoming IO-360 180hp
Hartzell Constant Speed Prop
42 Gallons of Fuel
170 KTAS cruise performance
8.5 GPH fuel burn
~700 foot takeoff / landing roll
Fully Aerobatic (6.0 / -3 G’s)
650lb useful load (My airplane has a heavy empty weight. Many have a 750lb useful load)


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 Post subject: Re: Vans RV-8
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:28 pm 
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What a super idea and offer, really hope A2A take you up on this.

Allan


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 Post subject: Re: Vans RV-8
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:47 am 
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RhinoDrvr,

It's interesting you posted this because I've been looking at how amazing these RV's are, from the design to build to performance to ease of maintenance. PM me your contact info and I'll give you a call and we can talk.

Scott.

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 Post subject: Re: Vans RV-8
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:46 pm 
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I would lose my mind over an Accu-Simmed RV-8...just sayin'... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Vans RV-8
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:34 pm 
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Scott,

I'm not very good at the forum stuff. The PM looks like it's stuck in my outbox.


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 Post subject: Re: Vans RV-8
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RhinoDrvr wrote:
Scott,

I'm not very good at the forum stuff. The PM looks like it's stuck in my outbox. Give me a call below;

Eight Oh One, Four Nine Eight, 0042


Rhino, PMs go to your 'Outbox' and remain there until the recipient reads them. Once they are read by the recipient, they are automatically moved to your 'Sent messages' box. It foxed me a bit first time too. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Vans RV-8
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Think of all the possibilities for P-51 paint schemes


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 Post subject: Re: Vans RV-8
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:50 am 
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thats a surprising amount of gauges and switches for such a small plane! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Vans RV-8
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:14 am 
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Think of all the possibilities for P-51 paint schemes
I'm liking that paintscheme, simple but very striking at the same time.

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 Post subject: Re: Vans RV-8
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:17 am 
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stiz wrote:
thats a surprising amount of gauges and switches for such a small plane! :shock:


It is, rather. I like the look of the RV-8. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Vans RV-8
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:40 am 
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I considered building a RV7 at one time even bought the preview plans. Too much of a commitment of time and money at the time. There is really nothing bad you can say about Van's Aircraft in my opinion. VanGrunsven is one great engineer and designer. I would never consider building a plastic airplane when there are so many outstanding airplane choices from Van's.



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 Post subject: Re: Vans RV-8
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:19 pm 
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My dream plane, can i have a P3d version please :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Vans RV-8
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:41 pm 
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The Baytower RV-7 was one of my most favorite non A2A planes ever made for FSX, esp when coupled with accufeel. It was such an efficient little 'jack of all trades' gem. I flew that thing everywhere.

The RV is speedy and nimble, yet economical and forgiving to fly. Just as RhinoDrvr describes it. The RV-7 and 8 are pretty much the same aircraft, the 7 for those preferring side by side vs tandem cockpit for the 8. The tandem might be the preference for aerobatics, the side by side might be preferable for long cross country flights with your significant other. All in all a brilliant design.

IMHO the RV is kind of like the Cherokee of kitplanes...solid design with many options and great 'bang for the buck', and a great first project choice for a beginning kit builder.

I think it would be a fantastic thing if Scott were to buy an RV or Midget Mustang II kit, build it and record the process into the digital world for accusim R&D.


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 Post subject: Re: Vans RV-8
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:35 pm 
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Anyone know of a vans that works in p3d v4?

LouP


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 Post subject: Re: Vans RV-8
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:17 am 
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I found a plane somewhat resembling an rv. A new plane from iris simulations aviator series, CT/4F Akala, this effin thing has 300 HP engine :) didn't try it yet though. It is v4 compatible.

It may not be A2A but you take what you can get 8)

Vertigo studios has an rv-8 that allegedly can be made to work in v4

Orbx has an rv-4 that probably works

There may be a way to persuade the baytower one to work, here: https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/4721 ... in-p3d-25/


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