Jeff Jasinsky

Aircraft type: RV-8 QuickBuild
Builder number: 80718
Date started: March '98
Current status: July '03, flying!
E-mail: jasinsky@pacifier.com

 

 

 

 

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Fuselage
Finish kit
Flying

 

 

 

 
Fuselage
Construction begins, note the tables and storage racks made to provide workspace and stay organized..

 

Freshly painted rear seatback gets positioned. I installed my floor panels with LOTS of platenuts instead of blind rivets to make the rear floor removable.

 

A batch of parts just shot with PPG Delta. The windscreen bar and rear grab bar will be blue to accent the gray interior. On the right is a close-up of metallic blue paint that will also be a part of the exterior paint scheme.

 

 
Finish Kit
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The panel takes shape. It was drawn first in Visio, printed it on transparency material, and laid it on the panel for cutting.
 
Flying
July 26th, 2003, after five years four months of construction, N184TJ took flight. Below is one of my first landings. Typical of RV-8s, it wants to make a tail-low wheel landing...
More to come...

 

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