Brian & Brandi's Van's RV10 Build

EAA Workbenches

by Brian Sunday, August 01, 2010

We built two of the 'EAA Workbenches'. We put a strip of carpet on top (its not attached but it stays in place just fine). I recommend that anyone building these workbenches should make the table top bigger so there's a lip around all ends for clamping things to.

EAA Chapter 1000 Standardized Work Tables

Workshop construction

by Brian Monday, July 26, 2010

We needed a place to build the plane and everything I've read said have a shop at home rather than somewhere you had to drive to. All we had was a carport so we decided to fill that in and turn it into a garage/workshop. My dad flew out from Arizona to head up the construction and with his help and the help from my cousin Evan and my sister Hannah we knocked it all out in about 3 weeks. Thanks everyone who helped!

Its a tight fit at times so far but its getting the job done at ~19' x 19'. I had a really hard time finding out what is the minimum size work space someone could build an RV-10 in so hopefully this will help someone out there. So far in the build, I think it could be done in about this size but no less. This is because once we get to the part where we have to mount the tailcone to the fuse we will have to cattycorner it and any smaller and it wouldn't quite fit.