Wau! THANK YOU to everyone for providing your responses and suggestions! I appreciate your help.
Today I have contacted MD-RA, filled up the letter of intent and emailed it to them. After that tried to call them to make a payment but got voicemail. Hope they will call me back on next business day so I can complete my card payment.
I read about rules and regulations and also confirmed that my RV10 kit is on Transport Canada list of 51% approved kits.
Originally Posted by Don Patrick
Give me a call tomorrow and I’ll be happy to chat with you what I did when I built my 8.
Call me after 12pm Toronto time.
Don, Thank you! I just found your message. I already got all my info online and hopefully that I understood everything correctly.
Originally Posted by Ralph Inkster
Have others check your work as you build. Don't wait for a MD-RA inspection to get build feedback. It would be prudent to seek out other local builders to act as advisors. They will be a source of endless builder tips & techniques, and helping hands! It is always a good idea to have other eyes looking over your work to keep it (you) on the right track.
Join the local RAA or EAA chapter, enroll in some builder classes & seminars such as EAA Sportair Workshops. There are many skill sets you will have to master to get thru the build process.
Good luck on your project!
Ralph, I will definitely do! Good recommendation, Thank you! I know some builders at my airfield and I am planing to get in touch with them.
Friends, can you please explain what "pre-close inspection" means ? For example at this time I am working on tailcone/empennage kit. It consists of few parts which needs to be closed and riveted. For example vertical stabilizer, rudder, horizontal stabilizer, elevator and tailcone.
Am I able to actually assemble these parts and rivet them as per VAN's assembly manual or I should leave vertical stab, rudder, horizontal stab, elevator and tailcone opened somehow?
My understanding that all parts still can be inspected even after riveting for example by use of snake camera (I have one for my other work needs).
If I choose to do single pre-close inspection, that I assume means that I will have to leave lots of parts of airplane not riveted (wings, fuselage, etc) ?
I am just trying to understand how much riveting can be done while pre-close inspection still can be performed.
Will pictures taken during assembly help in anyway for that pre-close inspection ?
Thank you for your help!