Welcome To Our RV10 Construction Site
Welcome to our webpage. This website will serve as the construction logs for our Vans Experimental RV10 Aircraft! Serial number #41460 we are following many others who feel the 4-seat aircraft is a perfect fit for their families mission to travel the United States and Islands.
Click here to view our build logs & photos
Since a young man I have had a desire to fly. Back in 2004 I acted on this desire and began flight lessons at Albert Whitted airport in St Petersburg FL. (KSPG) which had allowed me the joys of soaring over some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Last year we went to Sun & Fun in Lakeland FL which is one of the largest experimental air shows in the country to order our aircraft. My wife Zeni and I own a small air conditioning business in Tampa Bay. We feel blessed to be able to take on a project of this scope and one year into it we wanted to back up a little to create this construction log to share our build. Our current logs are located on Kitlog.com which worked well when using a windows computer but since we made the switch to macs and are forced to redo all the logs as kitlog doesnt have a Mac application. We have not posted on Kitlog.com for quite a while so more of our photos of the build can be found here. In addition to our logs we plan to write about our travels and our adventure joining the ranks of RV10 builders.
For those who are unfamiliar with experimental aircraft I can say that they are constructed in a way that must be approved by a certified DAR before obtaining an airworthiness certificate. Vans Aircraft as a manufacturer is known to be one of the worlds leading experimental aircraft manufacturers. Over 9000 aircraft currently flying all over the world. The RV10 is the only 4-seat aircraft Vans offers and is a beautiful airplane.
We want to remind others this website is our take on constructing and experimental aircraft and that it will be to document the build and the goings on while we build. It is not directions on how to build a plane, but our take on the process of building our experimental aircraft. (Had to put a short little disclaimer in there) We look forward to sharing our progress and really look forward to finishing it.
We are excited to be among the hundreds of RV10's being built and look forward to being among the RV10's that are airborne.
James & Zeni McClow
Empennage 90% Completed
Currently Waiting On Wings To Be Delivered
RV10 Tailcone Build Video