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RV-8 To Do List

Final Assembly
After 1st Flight


Sheet 1: Final Assembly

Date Fixed
26 Mar 06
Remove exhaust port plugs & tighten exhaust connector links.
27 Aug 02
Prop – Inspect blades in spinner area. 2 small nicks, one on face of blade 96 and one on back of blade 95.
27 Aug 02
Prop – Polish and repaint the 2 small nicks above.


Front Seat – Make seat riser to put under parachute? Maybe not needed. Check after purchasing a helmet
07 Mar 07
Install ELT antenna
08 Oct 07
Put spiral wrap on Hall Effect Sensor wires
24 Jul 07
Review FT data recording script. Fix list of snags identified at top of script.
06 Sep 07
Install front seat belts
07 Jul 05
Install TVS on defrost fan
09 Aug 06
Oil separator – install breather line on exit
02 Dec 06
Fabricate computer hold down tray
02 Dec 06
Finish engine cooling plenum
27 Jan 07
Install safety wire on baffle cylinder wrap-arounds
26 Feb 07
Secure wiring ahead of FW
06 May 07
Install EI plug wires
12 Aug 07
Put heat shield foil inside cowling bottom.
20 Aug 07
fill and bleed brake system
08 Oct 07
Install wing walk anti-slip
19 Jan 08
Retorque tail wheel axle bolt, in warmer weather, after greasing it.
17 Feb 08
Joggle IB end of lower flap skin
18 Apr 06
Flaps – Add rivets on lower surface to join upper and lower skins at inboard end, if required.
17 Feb 08
Install bolts at top of flap pushrods
17 Feb 08
Reinstall COM 1 antenna
17 Feb 08
Install new Xpdr antenna
18 Feb 08
Install pitot heat CB before final inspection
22 Mar 08
COM 2 functional test
22 Mar 08
Install screws in L wing tip (after COM 2 functional test)
11 Apr 08
Put edge guard on LG box brace @ Narco coax area
13 Apr 08
Check magneto timing
13 Apr 08
Fill divot in under-wing NACA scoop.
27 Apr 08
Replace 2 valve covers
27 Apr 08
Pull two cylinders and inspect inside engine
27 Apr 08
Weight and Balance
01 Feb 02
EI – Time EI and torque the bolts holding the sender to the accessory case
17 Jun 01
FI Servo - Remove plastic covering the intake
27 Jan 07
Retrieve red “straw” from fogging spray can from front left cylinder
30 Mar 08
Put break-in oil in engine and pre-oil it
16 Feb 02
Starter Solenoid – Tighten nuts attaching the cables
27 Apr 08
Full power engine run
27 Apr 08
Final inspection
27 Apr 08
Install cockpit floor

Sheet 2: After 1st Flight

Date Fixed
01 Apr 06
Fabricate and install ELT cover
26 Jan 07
Fabricate and install pubs holder on canopy frame
26 Jan 07
Replace CDI with Dynon D-10A as EHSI
15 Oct 03
Rear Shoulder Harness – Secure ends of belts
03 Dec 06
Fabricate flap pushrod boots
08 Jul 07
Run wires for Dynon HSI34 and second D10A
11/10/07
Install Velcro for fabric panels in cockpit
13 Nov 06
Install flap pushrod boots

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