Chapter 52

Chapter 52 Sacramento, CA

RV-8  Lyle McCarty - sub kits

3/28/18 First Flight 

2/20/18 First engine start 

2/18 Ready for Airworthiness Inspection

12/17 Assembly at Yolo County ( KDWA) chapter hangar 

9-22-17 At hangar -KDWA 

9/17 - Fuselage completed, fiberglass parts painted and installed, ready to deliver to KDWA for    assembly

8/17  Wings complete, painted and delivered to KDWA 

10/16 - Fighting with canopy fit.  Lyle is meticulous  

4/4/16 - Hung engine with Chapter support 

2/16 - nearly on the gear - frustrated - FWF directions  

11/15 - Fuselage complete - engine delivered......

2/15  Fuselage nearly on wheels - flying surfaces complete 

3/14  Tail complete, fuselage just delivered 

First Flight  3-28-18 KDWA


Febuary 2018


RV-8  N88KC   Stats

Engine :  Superior XP-360  180 hp


  • EIS - Grand Rapids
  • Com Radio -  MGL  V-6
  • ADS-B out- uAvionix
  • Nav/EFIS - MGL / iFly
  • Xponder - Sandia

Airframe alterations

Paint - Stewarts and polish

Noteworthy: This is a very meticulous build.  Weight is #100 under the lightest listed on the site. 

September 2017 - ready for assembly

October 2016

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Monthly Meetings returns to Sac Executive - Conference room

General Membership Meeting returns to KSAC conference room in the terminal.  :)

Workshops = Elements of HomeBuilding


EAA Chapter 52 presents “Elements of Home-Building”

These 4 hour sessions provide a taste of the fundamentals of home-building skills and knowledge.

Think of them as SportAir Workshops Lite.

They start at 1300 on the chapter breakfast Sundays – so fly in or drive in have a pancake or two and join us for the workshop after. A light lunch will be available to purchase.

These sessions are not a fund raiser but a FUN raiser to showcase the very attainable skills to build you own aircraft.


Date Topic Project Cost

June 10 Fittings and fasteners Hardware identification $10

July 8 Wood Assembling a rib $15

August 12 Aluminum RV toolbox $40

September 9 Composite 3D layup $20

October 14 Welding (Oxy fuel & GTAW) steel and aluminum $40

November TBD Fabric (Stewart System) cover a sample frame $20

December TBD Electrical Electronics crimping/soldering $20

Note: workshop costs may very based on materials unaccounted for.

Please reserve your place ASAP to allow us to prepare for you. , 916-769-1819

Location – Yolo County Airport – KDWA midfield EAA Hangar


Hanger Flying - 3rd Sat every month 7:30 - 11

Drop in for coffee sweets and conversation  KSAC Hangar 27

Board of Directors Meeting throughout 2018

 Location :  Sac Executive Airport  - Sac Flyers Office 

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