I finally got started on actual plane construction (barely) and thought it is a good time to start a progress thread.
The short version, here is where I am at:
Working now to sand down those nasty file marks left from "breaking" the edges.
The LONG version, from the start . . .
I got first taste of an RV about 2 years ago when my cousin took me for a brief ride in his RV-7. From then on I was hooked and knew I need to get one "some day." I read about the kits on the mother-ship website and knew that building one was an experience I wanted.
This past June (2018) I sold my house and moved into one with an awesome garage setup. It has a two car garage and a separate one car garage. At that point I had planned on making the small one-car garage a "shop" for working on r/c planes and other small projects.
Soon after we moved in, my wife decided she much preferred to pull her car straight into the small garage, as opposed to having to make a hard left in the driveway to get into the bigger garage. It was then that the larger two-car garage became mine
Big Garage at move in:
My imagination began to fly (pun intended), I immediately thought back to building a plane. But the garage needed some upgrades first . . .
Bought tool box and installed hanging storage rack in each garage (August 2018):