Originally Posted by rickrv8
I have an RV-8 in Rifle. This is the second RV that Iíve built and am currently building a -10 at my home in Eagle. Iíd be happy to show you my plane and discuss the process. If interested, send me a PM and we can discuss further.
I will PM you. You sound like you took the exact plan I would like to take. Thank you
Originally Posted by Vlad
Jeff nice to have you here welcome to the greatest hobby on earth! I am sure you find the model you like in your area.
Have you ever thought of buying a flying RV? It makes a lot of sense from financial standpoint. It seems like our little airplanes are holding their values in case you decide moving to a 4 seater.
There are couple very detailed RV weblogs you might want to dive into. In this digital age every builders question is already answered somewhere in the archives. Itís an enormous endeavor to complete the kit to airworthiness stage. I would say itís not much about building skills but more about discipline and perseverance. Make sure your family is onboard those aviation motors arenít cheap...
I have been looking at already built 8ís and I have kicked that idea around a bunch.
I am very worried about the challenge and astronomical amount of time and money it does take. The most terrifying part for me is the build. There is a place in Colorado Springs that will take a SB kit and take it to quick build or even further if you need help. I did call them and was advised it IS more expensive to have them finish rather than buying one flying. They did said they will take the SB to QB for the same price as Vanís and they are willing to use whatever primer you wish and they are totally ok with you helping with any part you feel comfortable with. That brought a ton of relief to my questioning weather or not to do QB or SB and if I could do it.
I have been researching building one for a long time. I did just sign up here to start asking questions but I finally decided to ask.
Originally Posted by wirejock
I don't have an 8(a) but I do manage a Google Group. Colorado RVs. Send me an e-mail (signature below) from a Google Gmail account if you would like to join. I'm sure one of our group will be happy to accomodate.
I have contemplated PMing you for a while. I will definitely get a Gmail acct.
At our airport we have 2 finished 7ís a tail dragged and a trike. The gentleman with the tail dragged offered up some info and said he was willing to chat and show me the plane. I did join EAA national and the local EAA chapter 1267.
My plan as of now when and if I decide to build is buy a plane tools kit except I will not get a squeezer as I will probably get a Numatx squeezer. When the empennage is ordered I will probably order wings at the same time so as to not run out of things to do too quickly.
Thank you very much for all the info so far