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)