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Simple Vans RV-8R

25.2k JacobHardy64  6.1 years ago

While the RV-8 is the poor man's Mustang the RV-8R is the poor man's Hellcat! The Vans RC-8R is a customized Vans RV-8 with a Rotec R-3600 radial engine, built by Brian Kelly in Spruce Creek, Florida. The RV-8R was built to look like a miniature version of the F6F Hellcat. It was completed in 2016 and still flies today. Since this plane was built from scratch by myself, it has nice STOL characteristics. Stalls ~75 mph.
Watch the video on the real life plane [here](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1HdqLQEpZoA&autoplay=1)

General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 34.2ft (10.4m)
  • Length 23.3ft (7.1m)
  • Height 13.1ft (4.0m)
  • Empty Weight 2,965lbs (1,345kg)
  • Loaded Weight 5,267lbs (2,389kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.284
  • Wing Loading 21.8lbs/ft2 (106.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 241.2ft2 (22.4m2)
  • Drag Points 3207

Parts

  • Number of Parts 56
  • Control Surfaces 8
  • Performance Cost 279
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    Sigh florida mans at it again...

    2.2 years ago
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    165 armygirl

    @JacobHardy64 your welcome

    6.1 years ago
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    25.2k JacobHardy64

    @armygirl thanks a lot!! :)

    6.1 years ago
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    25.2k JacobHardy64

    I am an airman senior (doesn't bug me at all!) @kylew12

    6.1 years ago
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    @JacobHardy64 if it doesn't bother you whats your rank my rank is airman Im new

    6.1 years ago
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    25.2k JacobHardy64

    @kylew12 very cool!

    6.1 years ago
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    @JacobHardy64 Im in Tx

    6.1 years ago
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    25.2k JacobHardy64

    CA @kylew12

    6.1 years ago
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    @JacobHardy64 awesome so am I what wing are you in

    6.1 years ago
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    25.2k JacobHardy64

    I am in CAP @kylew12

    6.1 years ago
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    @JacobHardy64 in your profile picture that one of the cival air patrols planes are you in cap

    6.1 years ago
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    25.2k JacobHardy64

    Sorry for my dripping sarcasm. What I I should've said is I saw the plane on a video, and I thought it'd be cool to build. Also this is the first of its kind that I have seen on the website, and there are a bloody lot of hellcats @Thomasj041

    6.1 years ago
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    659 hapymeee

    ok

    6.1 years ago
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    25.2k JacobHardy64

    Try mirroring the plane. If that doesn't work, make sure your vertical stabilizer is a symmetric airfoil @planemack

    6.1 years ago
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    659 hapymeee

    yea I can't make the plane go strait during takeoff so this is gonna be a long project lol but it is fun

    6.1 years ago
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    659 hapymeee

    ok :D @JacobHardy64

    6.1 years ago
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    18.0k Thomasj041

    I'm more into jet aircraft. @JacobHardy64

    6.1 years ago
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    25.2k JacobHardy64

    Why not build it yourself @Thomasj041

    6.1 years ago
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    18.0k Thomasj041

    A poor man's hellcat is still the plane of a poor man. Why not make a real hellcat?

    6.1 years ago
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    25.2k JacobHardy64

    Sure. Just don't add like 6 parts. If you do actual modifications go for it! @planemack

    6.1 years ago
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    659 hapymeee

    can I weponize your plane and do some things but give u credit for the basic plane?

    6.1 years ago
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    25.2k JacobHardy64

    Really? Interesting, there are a lot near me! It is a different propeller than what came on the aircraft, but the old one still had 3 blades @Unstable

    6.1 years ago
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    2,400 Unstable

    Cool plane :D also I like your profile picture that's the only small plane I have seen with 3 props! @JacobHardy64

    6.1 years ago
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    25.2k JacobHardy64

    @DestinyAviation I thank you for the internet points

    6.1 years ago
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    @JacobHardy64 💯💯

    6.1 years ago
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