I am 2.5 years into building a slow build RV-9A. I'm located in Ramona, CA near San Diego.
I have many photos and commentary from the build on my website (see link in my signature), however the photos are arranged into galleries by section and it is not a chronological weblog. Having this new thread is a great idea to post an occasional status update as I progress towards completion.
I started the project in August of 2009 with the purchase of the Tail Kit
I finished the tail kit in the 2 months that the Wing Kit was on order. The Wing Kit
took about 6 months to complete.
The Fuselage Kit
took me just about a year to complete.
I am now working on the Finish Kit
. Canopy is about 85% done. Still need to bond the plexiglass to the frame and finalize the latching mechanisms and struts for the tip up. No engine or prop yet, so the Cowling and Firewall Forward
work remains. I'm about half done with the electrical wiring
. I'm getting ready to finalize my panel layout in the coming weeks. This is point in the build where everything you do is completely customizable. I haven't looked at the plans for months!
I have met a number of builders through VAF, and look forward to meeting more in the coming years. The shop is always open to new visitors, so if you find yourself in lower left corner of the US, please drop on by.