The following is a brief and simple description of my construction of a Vans RV8 aircraft. Scroll down to the labels for a complete log of each section. Enjoy!
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Friday, December 30, 2011
Fuel Tank Bracket Secured
The plans have you cut a 1/4" slot from the end of the fuel tank bracket to the bolt hole(zoom in pic to view slot). I did this, just prior to installing the wing, with an air saw. After wing installation, I secured the bracket with a drilled head AN4 bolt, 970-4 washer, and safety wire. *In the event of an accident, the slot allows the fuel tank to pry away from the fuselage.