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Old 11-01-2017, 06:12 PM
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Old 11-01-2017, 06:49 PM
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Compromise is the enemy of quality
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Old 11-01-2017, 06:54 PM
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:01 PM
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A friend built and flew his homebuilt. It wasn't an RV and had poor performance. Some time later, sitting in the cockpit of his recently-purchased Cessna, my friend said "I didn't have to built this. All I had to do was sign my name a few times."

That was good advice -- I took it; and I've only recently gone astray, building my RV-3B. But I still have and fly my Cessna 180.

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P.S. Building an RV-3B is a lot more work than signing my name a few times....
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:20 PM
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Keep asking yourself, “Do I absolutely need to order avionics now?”
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:57 AM
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:03 AM
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Default Measure twice, drill once.

When we first started building, a friend brought over a [ruined] aircraft part. On it was written:

"Measure twice, drill once. That will be $60, please, for this lesson."

We still have it hanging in our hangar (19 yrs later).
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:05 AM
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:24 AM
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Best advice was not to get overwhelmed by building an airplane and instead focus on individual projects. Keeps the sanity in check.
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:28 AM
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