I’m finishing up a previous section tonight. I’m finally getting around to riveting in the rear seat pans. Before I could do this, I had to run my com antenna wires, as my com antennas attach to the belly of the plane below the rear seats. With a few holes drilled and wires pulled(leaving slack for a service loop!), I got to pop riveting!
On a side note, today RV10 Internet celebrity Tim Olson (of MyRV10.com fame) posted a great commentary on his RV14 build site. He wrote about persistence, patience, family, faith, and life. His write-ups of the many amazing trips the their family took together was the single greatest influence on me deciding that this endeavor was worth the sacrifice of time and money. Words can’t describe how excited Colleen and I are to make our own family adventures in this pile of aluminum and fiberglass someday (soon I hope!)
One part of his latest post reinforces advice I’ve been given before by other airplane builders. Get out there as much as you can, even if it’s only 10 or 15 minutes. It all adds up, and any progress is good progress. Even tonight after dinner, I was contemplating just relaxing a bit and putting my feet up… but I figured I’d head out into the garage and just putter around for maybe 30 minutes. Well, 2 hours later, I’ve got another section of the plans done!
I HIGHLY recommend that you check out this post from Tim, as well as the rest of his site. It’s really the gold standard for RV10 (and soon RV14) information.