Thought I'd write a little something to get my profile started. I'm a Brit living in the Imperial Valley out east of San Diego, I work for a major Japanese video game manufacturer (and no it's not Nintendo), got my Private certificate in 2002 and my IFR rating 2 years later.
I'd always thought about building my own plane but really didn't think it was possible. My wife and I celebrate when I put up a shelf that stays up more than a week, and no one lost a finger during the process. Surely we couldn't survive building a plane? And if we did, neither of us would be foolish enough to get in it.
But then thanks to a twitter post I was drawn to the CH 750 and it really looked like something I could maybe do. So I bought the rudder kit, made a worktable for it and got to work. So far it's been a lot of fun and I'm itching to get it finished and move on to the next thing. It seems like there a bazillion unknowns but I'm hoping that by the time I need answers I'll have found them from helpful people on here and others in the community.
I'm looking forward to sharing my progress and reading about everyone else's.
ps Yes, we are building the rudder in our living room. The reason for this is that our summer is anywhere from 108-125 and if I had to build it in the garage there's no way I could force myself out there. But once the weather cools down we'll start the horizontal tail in the garage. It's good that I have a wife who doesn't mind (encouraged me even) a little toolwork in the house.