Building the Van's RV Aircraft
If you are considering building a homebuilt airplane then look carefully at a Van's RV aircraft. Some things to consider. Van's has more kits produced and more flying airplanes than any other homebuilt. Accident history of homebuilt aircraft is important to research and understand. Only an aircraft mechanical or performance failure may be reason to shy away from certain aircraft. Most of the Van's aircraft that have been involved in accidents have been the result of pilot error or builder error. Van's aircraft are very high performance and require the right level of pilot experience. If you build one don't fly it yourself unless you have actual stick time in another Van's aircraft or with an experienced RV pilot in your local area. Avoid builder errors by checking and double checking every decision you make at www.vansairforce.net. Other builders will be glad to help you avoid any problems. If something doesn't seem quite right then ask before you build or install that part. Use the very best tools from www.planetools.com so that you can be sure the parts and assemblies you use on your airplane will be right. Take time to do every job correctly. Rework if you need to. This will help you avoid any mistakes during the building process. Ask a fellow EAA RV expert to assist you by reviewing your work and helping guide you in the building process. This is invaluable in that it will help you avoid costly mistakes and rework. In the end you will have a fantastic performing airplane that will take you just about anywhere you want to travel. HAVE FUN. Thanks, Glenna RV8A N220LS (In to tools!).