Building log of a Vans RV-10 Experimental Aircraft.
Brian's RV-10 Home
Welcome to Brian's RV Page. This site chronicles my progress of building Vans RV aircraft. To date I have completed one Vans RV-10 and it is flying. Current projects in progress are a Vans RV-12 and now another Vans RV-10. Let the construction continue.
They Fly, but are they or we ever finished?
Vans RV-10 #2
So the second RV-10 construction begins. Building another RV-10 has always been a interest of mine but never thought it would be so soon. Not quite prepared, I ended up selling my first one to a fellow from California. On August 5th, Tim and I flew it out to the new owner, met in Medford, OR, and then headed to Vernonia, OR. Here the new owner was scheduled to go through transition training and I got to say my final farewell before jumping an airline home. On July 29, I took delivery of the new empennage. My goal is to have this one done and flying in a much shorter time frame. To help accomplish this, instead of doing a complete slow build, I did place the order for the Quick Build option. And another journey begins.
Now that the first RV-10 is done and flying along with enjoying the heck out of it, I am now going through build withdrawals so decided to start a new program to build another plane, the Vans RV-12. Come and check out the program and progress.
Vans RV-10 #1
Way back in May 2009 the Vans journey began when I took delivery of my first RV kit. At that time I was not sure where this would take me but knew that it was going to be an experience of a lifetime. On September 28 of 2013 it took its first flight into the sky. It was a great day to fly and surrounded by the best of friends.
9/28/2013, N413BS leaves the ground for the first time.
4 1/2 years in the making and I finally get to reap the rewards of all the work I am put in over these years. With the company of my wife, kids and great friends, this thing can officially be called an airplane.
Now on to Phase I. 40 hours of testing in a 100 mile radius. With the weather permitting I hope to get these hours flown off in the next month or two.
Then over the winter when the weather is not so nice, I can work on getting the rest of interior and small cosmetic things finished up. However, I think these are never 100% done. For now, I look forward to getting it in the air and enjoying what I just spent over 4 years constructing.
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You can see the current progress of my build below.
A collection of pics from the first flight.Click on image for all the pictures.