Distraction

Roderz takes flight

My first go at aircraft ownership hasn’t been a smooth journey but eventually about 4 weeks ago we got Roderz (RV3A) airborne with its overhauled engine. Big thanks to Tim for his exceptional engineering prowess…

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A month with no posts

I am still building, just very slowly and a new job plus lack of a riveting partner has slowed progress considerably. More building shenanigans to follow shortly and hopefully a story of daring do getting…


Progress (lack of) and baby RV

A distinct lack of progress lately due to a litany of excuses. I have an increasing pile of metal awaiting the lovely priming progress but unfortunately due to a decreasing pile of motivation, I haven’t…


LAA Wiring Course

Go on a wiring course they said, you’ll learn loads and get a trip to Englandshire. So, the LAA Wiring Course was booked and travel arrangements made. I live 10 minutes from Aberdeen airport (pay…


Sollas fly-in beach landing

A fantastic day out in a friend’s RV6 to the Sollas fly-in on North Uist. There can’t be many places where you can do this and it was totally awesome. The sand was smooth, solid…


A bit of RV inspiration

Was lucky to be invited to the Carrickmore Fly-in by a friend of mine who is an RV-6 owner. Tricky runway to land on being only 5m wide with a decent crosswind. I don’t think…


Fuselage 25-02 (cont)

Vans expect a bit more of you in the first few pages of the fuselage chapter as only one side of anything symmetrical is shown. The ribs in the image are all identical apart from…




Aircraft registered

As a small piece of self generated inspiration, I registered the Vans today which shall hence forth be known as: G-CRVC See what I did there?