New member Fredy Irazarry is building an RV7A, 17 Feb 2023

 Fredy working on the mid section

Fredy building the mid section

Tail feathers 

This picture was after setting the vertical and horizontal stabilizers.

Boxed parts

I started this RV7A in New Jersey and moved to Texas. this is the create I made. It housed the wings, horizontal stabilizer, wingtips, ailerons, flaps and all fuselage skins. Bulkheads where packed in boxes.


Here the fuselage is in a rotisserie. Makes access to inside area very easy!

Fuselage done, wiring now.

At this point pretty much all skins have been clecoed and removed many times. Figuring out wiring now, before reverting the floors and other skins. 



I'm hugging my Sensenich fixed pitch prop.

My instrument panel under construction. I cut it with a router using a Freud 6.2 x 1/32 router bit  bought from Rockler in Round Rock. Use a lot of oil!!!

I made guides for the inside cuts and the outside curvature.  Shown are two Grand Rapids EFIS’s,  the GRT engine monitor, an ICON- A210 radio, and two Infinity Aerospace hand grips.

The instrument panel folds down giving access to the back side of the instruments.  This also gives access to the trig T22 mode S transponder, GPS, and GRT ADS-B receiver.

It's really convenient to fold it down and work on the back side.


My wings are on a wing cradle with casters.  It's really nice to be able to move it around.

My engine is a rebuilt Lycoming 0320 carburated high tech engine. I am installing the thermocouple wiring to the engine monitor and have used some really neat expandable flame retardant sleeving for the wires. 

I am going to use it extensively where the wires may be exposed or rub. All the photos may show components that are temporary attachments and would be replaced in final assembly.

To see more photos of Ralph's RV-9A, click on this link:

Ralph's RV-9A pix


Stan Schmidt, 17 Feb 2023

Stan is building a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer

I received my kit on April 22, 2022.

Tail and wings are done


Just picked up my Viking 130hp Honda engine

I hope to borrow tools from the EAA 187 tool chest. [He did!]

Stan's latest photos on EAA website.


Fidot has caught the building bug when he first saw an RV-8 in Watsonville, and wanted to build one ever since.