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2005 VANS RV 8

Reg # N661DM


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One of the most well kept and package RV-8's available in the country. Only 480 hours on airframe, engine and prop. Always hangered, this aircraft looks new inside and out. Built by a professional builder, Steve Raddatz, this aircraft has no damage history and can fly Day and Night VFR and IFR. This aircraft has 180-185HP and the capability with its extra tip tanks (25g) to fly anywhere in the United States. At just 1203 pounds, the aircraft is efficient and comfortable. If you are looking for a RV 8 that has absolutely everything, you have found it.

Airframe Details:Always kept in a hanger and in a heated hanger since 2012. No visible corrission or rust. Paint job is professional and looks like new. Extremely well taken care of and in fantastic shape. Complete dual electrical systems with 2 alternators and 2 Odyssey PC-680 batteries, bus tie switch.
Engine(s) Details:Superior IO-360M1 (parallel-valve), Built by well known Aero Sport Power with a counter-weighted crankshaft and an unrestricted cruise RPM operating range. So many extras its hard to comprehend but here are a few; Silverhawk EX fuel injection, Lasar electronic ignition with separate brain box; Gami injectors, Oil quick-drain; Silcone valve-cover gaskets


*Dual Chelton SV-Sports EFIS units, *Garmin330ES Transponder (Meets FAA Requirements for ADS-B), PS Engineering *PMA800B Audio Panel with Marker Beacon Receiver and High Fidelity Stereo Intercom and Cell Phone/Music Support, Push-Button Replay of up to last 8 radio transmissions and multi-com simultaneous radio capability.
*Grand Rapids EIS-4000 electronic engine monitor
Pinpoint ADAHRS, Voice annuciations, including when engine paramenters are out outside of configured limits
*Dynon D10A EFIS ("Backup" EFIS, with internal battery option)
*Garmin 430W NAV/COM (WAAS)
*Garmin SL40 COM radio
*TruTrak Sorcerer Autopilot with Auto-Trim option
*Artex ELT 345
*Garmin Course Deviation Indicator (CDI)
*Mag Compass
*Analog G-Meter
*Davtron Clock
*Andair Fuel selector
*Engine block heater


-Professionally painted exertior with no rust or corrossion. Paint job is a 9 plus and has 4-color PPG with clear coat using a scheme designed by a professional.
-Van's kit was a Quickbuild, wings are Dash-1 w/1600# aerobatic gross
-Rear stick, rear throttle and rear rudder pedals (formation instruction ready)
-Grove aluminum landing gear (polished)
-Sam James engine cowling
-Sam James wheel pants
-Oxygen-built in Mountain High Kevlar oxygen bottle and electronic pulse controllers for each seat


Leather Seats, comfortable interior with Ipad holder and rear seat heat. Professional Panel by Dave Buckwalter @avionics Systems including Lemo headset plugs with Bose connectors. Canopy key locks, interior dimming lights and circuit breakers and a fire extinguisher makes this aircraft interior incredibly well appointed. There are electrical plugs, two in front and two in back for your electronic devices.


*Last Annual May 6, 2020. Pitot/Static Transponder (IFR certification: not due until 9/30/2022.)
* Registration not due until May 31, 2022.
* ELT Battery valid until 2023.
* Cylinder compressions 77, 78, 78,77/80 done May, 2020.
*All logs available.
*Oil Analysis reports available upon request!

This aircraft has so many options and upgrades, we don't have space to list it all. Call me for more details. All information/specificiations provided are subject to buyer's inspection and verification.

USA Aircraft Brokers, Inc.


Phone: 504-723-5566

Fax: 617-812-8448

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