The back story:
I bought an RV-8 empennage kit back in 1998. Never had time, money, or space to build it, till now. Now that my kids are grown, and I finally have enough room and time to build, I’ve dragged that old tail kit out and started to make a little noise in the garage.
My goal is to have an airworthy airplane in 5 years. But, other builders have told me it will take longer. And, once finished I will have to complete a test flight program of at least 25 flight hours in order to satisfy the FAA that my amateur built aircraft is no more likely to fall out of the sky and hurt someone than any other aircraft.
The aircraft is built from a series of kits purchased from Van’s aircraft (http://www.vansaircraft.com).