Matt's RV-8 Project



Matt Dralle's RV-8 Project


Builder:
Matt Dralle
Location:
Livermore, CA - USA
Aircraft:
Van's Aircraft - RV-8
Manufacturer:   
http://www.vansaircraft.com/
Engine:
Lycoming - IO-390
Prop:
Hartzell
Total Build Time:
3140 Hours

Greetings!

This blog documents the further adventures of Matt Dralle and the construction of his RV-8 serial number 82880, N998RV "Ruby Vixen".

If you have any questions or would like high-resolution versions of any of the photos found herein, please don't hesitate to email dralle@matronics.com.

You can also check out the High Definition 1080p Videos on my RV-8 YouTube Channel:

http://www.youtube.com/MattsRV8


Recent Activity
 Date Hours Work Log Summary Details
 05-28-2015
1.0
Ready For First Taxi Test - Part 3
       

 05-28-2015
1.0
Ready For First Taxi Test - Part 2
       

 05-28-2015
1.0
Ready For First Taxi Test - Part 1
Details
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Wheel Pants & Gear Fairings - Part 6
     

 05-27-2015
1.0
Wheel Pants & Gear Fairings - Part 5
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Wheel Pants & Gear Fairings - Part 4
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Wheel Pants & Gear Fairings - Part 3
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Wheel Pants & Gear Fairings - Part 2
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Wheel Pants & Gear Fairings - Part 1
Details
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Pitot & Static Testing - Part 3
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Pitot & Static Testing - Part 2
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Pitot & Static Testing - Part 1
Details
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Matt Tries Front & Rear Cockpits - Part 7
     

 05-27-2015
1.0
Matt Tries Front & Rear Cockpits - Part 6
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Matt Tries Front & Rear Cockpits - Part 5
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Matt Tries Front & Rear Cockpits - Part 4
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Matt Tries Front & Rear Cockpits - Part 3
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Matt Tries Front & Rear Cockpits - Part 2
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Matt Tries Front & Rear Cockpits - Part 1
Details
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Almost Ready To Fly - Part 5
     

 05-27-2015
1.0
Almost Ready To Fly - Part 4
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Almost Ready To Fly - Part 3
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Almost Ready To Fly - Part 2
       

 05-27-2015
1.0
Almost Ready To Fly - Part 1
       

 05-25-2015
1.0
Wings Going On - Part 5
     

 05-25-2015
1.0
Wings Going On - Part 4
       

 05-25-2015
1.0
Wings Going On - Part 3
       

 05-25-2015
1.0
Wings Going On - Part 2
       

 05-25-2015
1.0
Wings Going On - Part 1
Details
       

 05-24-2015
1.0
Hangar Final Assembly Continues - Part 4
       

 05-24-2015
1.0
Hangar Final Assembly Continues - Part 3
       

 05-24-2015
1.0
Hangar Final Assembly Continues - Part 2
       

 05-24-2015
1.0
Hangar Final Assembly Continues - Part 1
Details
       

 05-23-2015
4.0
Hangar Reassembly Begins
Details
       

 05-14-2015
1.0
Engine Cowling Gets First Gelcoat - Part 2
       

 05-14-2015
1.0
Engine Cowling Gets First Gelcoat - Part 1
Details
       

 05-13-2015
1.0
New Cowling Interior Primed - Part 4
       

 05-13-2015
1.0
New Cowling Interior Primed - Part 3
       

 05-13-2015
1.0
New Cowling Interior Primed - Part 2
       

 05-13-2015
1.0
New Cowling Interior Primed - Part 1
Details
       

 05-11-2015
1.0
All New Front Headrest Design - Part 5
     

 05-11-2015
1.0
All New Front Headrest Design - Part 4
       

 05-11-2015
1.0
All New Front Headrest Design - Part 3
       

 05-11-2015
1.0
All New Front Headrest Design - Part 2
       

 05-11-2015
1.0
All New Front Headrest Design - Part 1
Details
       

 05-08-2015
1.0
New Engine Cowling Finish Work - Part 3
       

 05-08-2015
1.0
New Engine Cowling Finish Work - Part 2
       

 05-08-2015
1.0
New Engine Cowling Finish Work - Part 1
Details
       

 04-27-2015
1.0
Windshield Complete! - Part 4
       

 04-27-2015
1.0
Windshield Complete! - Part 3
       

 04-27-2015
1.0
Windshield Complete! - Part 2
       

 04-27-2015
1.0
Windshield Complete! - Part 1
Details
       

 04-25-2015
1.0
Windshield Seam Touch Up & Primer Sanding - Part 4
       

 04-25-2015
1.0
Windshield Seam Touch Up & Primer Sanding - Part 3
       

 04-25-2015
1.0
Windshield Seam Touch Up & Primer Sanding - Part 2
       

 04-25-2015
1.0
Windshield Seam Touch Up & Primer Sanding - Part 1
Details
       

 04-25-2015
1.0
Engine Cowling Oil Door Finish Work - Part 3
     

 04-25-2015
1.0
Engine Cowling Oil Door Finish Work - Part 2
       

 04-25-2015
1.0
Engine Cowling Oil Door Finish Work - Part 1
Details
       

 04-24-2015
1.0
PM - Windshield Bezel Primed - Part 5
       

 04-24-2015
1.0
PM - Windshield Bezel Primed - Part 4
       

 04-24-2015
1.0
PM - Windshield Bezel Primed - Part 3
       

 04-24-2015
1.0
PM - Windshield Bezel Primed - Part 2
       

 04-24-2015
1.0
PM - Windshield Bezel Primed - Part 1
Details
       

 04-24-2015
1.0
AM - Windshield Bezel Gelcoat Sanded - Part 3
       

 04-24-2015
1.0
AM - Windshield Bezel Gelcoat Sanded - Part 2
       

 04-24-2015
1.0
AM - Windshield Bezel Gelcoat Sanded - Part 1
Details
       

 04-23-2015
1.0
Fiberglass Windshield Bezel 1st Gel Layer - Part 3
       

 04-23-2015
1.0
Fiberglass Windshield Bezel 1st Gel Layer - Part 2
       

 04-23-2015
1.0
Fiberglass Windshield Bezel 1st Gel Layer - Part 1
Details
       

 04-05-2015
1.0
All New Metal Windshield Bezel Yet Again - Part 04
Details
       

 04-05-2015
1.0
All New Metal Windshield Bezel Yet Again - Part 03
Details
       

 04-05-2015
1.0
All New Metal Windshield Bezel Yet Again - Part 02
Details
       

 04-05-2015
1.0
All New Metal Windshield Bezel Yet Again - Part 01
Details
       

 03-29-2015
1.0
Windshield Complete - Part 02
     

 03-29-2015
1.0
Windshield Complete - Part 01
       

 03-29-2015
1.0
Matt's Tries Out Cockpit
Details
       

 03-29-2015
1.0
Final Fill Coat - Part 02
     

 03-29-2015
1.0
Final Fill Coat - Part 01
Details
       

 03-29-2015
1.0
Custom 3D Printed Windshield Standoffs - Part 05
       

 03-29-2015
1.0
Custom 3D Printed Windshield Standoffs - Part 04
       

 03-29-2015
1.0
Custom 3D Printed Windshield Standoffs - Part 03
       

 03-29-2015
1.0
Custom 3D Printed Windshield Standoffs - Part 02
       

 03-29-2015
1.0
Custom 3D Printed Windshield Standoffs - Part 01
Details
       

 03-28-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel Complete - Part 14
     

 03-28-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel Complete - Part 13
       

 03-28-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel Complete - Part 12
       

 03-28-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel Complete - Part 11
       

 03-28-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel Complete - Part 10
       

 03-28-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel Complete - Part 09
       

 03-28-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel Complete - Part 08
       

 03-28-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel Complete - Part 07
       

 03-28-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel Complete - Part 06
       

 03-28-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel Complete - Part 05
       

 03-28-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel Complete - Part 04
       

 03-28-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel Complete - Part 03
       

 03-28-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel Complete - Part 02
       

 03-28-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel Complete - Part 01
Details
       

 03-23-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel - Part 02
       

 03-23-2015
1.0
Windshield Bezel - Part 01
Details
       

 03-15-2015
1.0
Third Attempt At Windshield & Metal Bezel - Part 5
     

 03-15-2015
1.0
Third Attempt At Windshield & Metal Bezel - Part 4
       

 03-15-2015
1.0
Third Attempt At Windshield & Metal Bezel - Part 3
       

 03-15-2015
1.0
Third Attempt At Windshield & Metal Bezel - Part 2
       

 03-15-2015
1.0
Third Attempt At Windshield & Metal Bezel - Part 1
Details
       

 02-13-2015
4.0
Final Assembly - Bat, Servo, Baggage Area - Part 2
       

 02-13-2015
4.0
Final Assembly - Bat, Servo, Baggage Area - Part 1
Details
       

 01-22-2015
10.0
Lasercut Labels For Panel & Interior
Details
       

 01-17-2015
1.0
New Canopy Panels With Bridges & Paint - Part 03
       

 01-17-2015
1.0
New Canopy Panels With Bridges & Paint - Part 02
       

 01-17-2015
1.0
New Canopy Panels With Bridges & Paint - Part 01
Details
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 24
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 23
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 22
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 21
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 20
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 19
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 18
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 17
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 16
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 15
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 14
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 13
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 12
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 11
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 10
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 09
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 08
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 07
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 06
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 05
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 04
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 03
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 02
       

 12-23-2014
1.0
Fuselage Comes Home From Paint Shop - Part 01
Details
       

 07-19-2014
1.0
New Left Engine Baffle & Oil Cooler - Part 02
       

 07-19-2014
1.0
New Left Engine Baffle & Oil Cooler - Part 01
Details
       

 07-19-2014
1.0
Interior Parts Back From Powder Coaters - Part 02
       

 07-19-2014
1.0
Interior Parts Back From Powder Coaters - Part 01
Details
       

 06-29-2014
2.0
Baggage Door Assembly & Lift Strut - Part 04
       

 06-29-2014
2.0
Baggage Door Assembly & Lift Strut - Part 03
       

 06-29-2014
2.0
Baggage Door Assembly & Lift Strut - Part 02
Details
       

 06-29-2014
2.0
Baggage Door Assembly & Lift Strut - Part 01
Details
       

 06-21-2014
2.0
Rounding Bottom Flange Of Baggage Door - Part 05
     

 06-21-2014
2.0
Rounding Bottom Flange Of Baggage Door - Part 04
       

 06-21-2014
2.0
Rounding Bottom Flange Of Baggage Door - Part 03
Details
       

 06-21-2014
2.0
Rounding Bottom Flange Of Baggage Door - Part 02
Details
       

 06-21-2014
2.0
Rounding Bottom Flange Of Baggage Door - Part 01
Details
       

 06-01-2014
2.0
Fuselage Wiring Complete - Part 10
     

 06-01-2014
2.0
Fuselage Wiring Complete - Part 09
       

 06-01-2014
2.0
Fuselage Wiring Complete - Part 08
       

 06-01-2014
2.0
Fuselage Wiring Complete - Part 07
       

 06-01-2014
2.0
Fuselage Wiring Complete - Part 06
       

 06-01-2014
2.0
Fuselage Wiring Complete - Part 05
       

 06-01-2014
2.0
Fuselage Wiring Complete - Part 04
       

 06-01-2014
2.0
Fuselage Wiring Complete - Part 03
       

 06-01-2014
2.0
Fuselage Wiring Complete - Part 02
       

 06-01-2014
2.0
Fuselage Wiring Complete - Part 01
Details
       

 05-18-2014
2.0
Firewall-Forward Wiring Complete - Part 08
       

 05-18-2014
2.0
Firewall-Forward Wiring Complete - Part 07
       

 05-18-2014
2.0
Firewall-Forward Wiring Complete - Part 06
       

 05-18-2014
2.0
Firewall-Forward Wiring Complete - Part 05
       

 05-18-2014
2.0
Firewall-Forward Wiring Complete - Part 04
       

 05-18-2014
2.0
Firewall-Forward Wiring Complete - Part 03
       

 05-18-2014
2.0
Firewall-Forward Wiring Complete - Part 02
Details
       

 05-18-2014
2.0
Firewall-Forward Wiring Complete - Part 01
Details
       

 05-05-2014
1.0
Complete Schematics
Details
       

 04-20-2014
2.0
New PMag Electronic Ignition - Part 05
       

 04-20-2014
2.0
New PMag Electronic Ignition - Part 04
       

 04-20-2014
2.0
New PMag Electronic Ignition - Part 03
       

 04-20-2014
2.0
New PMag Electronic Ignition - Part 02
Details
       

 04-20-2014
2.0
New PMag Electronic Ignition - Part 01
Details
       

 03-29-2014
2.0
Riveting GPS Antenna Box To Firewall - Part 03
     

 03-29-2014
2.0
Riveting GPS Antenna Box To Firewall - Part 02
       

 03-29-2014
2.0
Riveting GPS Antenna Box To Firewall - Part 01
Details
       










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