Builder Sites

Not an exhaustive list, just those sites I’ve used for building information, for inspiration, or are just well done

Brad Oliver – RV-7. Even though Brad is no longer buiding, his website has a lot of great information…highly recommended.

Jim Piavis – RV-7. Jim is quite a craftsman. Check out his Boredom Fighter!

Terry Jantzi – RV-6. I’ve watched Terry’s trip video a dozen times…

Reference Sites, Resources and Organizations

Rivetbangers – A friendly online community….building more than RVs

Van’s Air Force World Wide Wing – If you want to run with the big dogs…

The Matronics RV List – Captures almost ten years of RV builder experience.

The Matronics RV List search engine – Nice search engine for the RV List.

XPanel – Nice and not-too-expensive software to help design your dream instrument panel.

FAA Resources – Advisory Circulars and Regulations Online

FAA Amateur-Built Aircraft Reference Material – Excellent collection of FAA information for homebuilders.

FAA Regulatory and Guidance Library – FAA’s official site for FARs, ACs, Type Certificate Data Sheets, Orders, etc

Advisory Circular 90-89A, Amateur-Built Aircraft and Ultralight Flight Testing Handbook – PDF Document

Advisory Circular 20-139, Commercial Assistance During Construction of Amateur-Built Aircraft – PDF Document

Advisory Circular 20-27F, Certification and Operation of Amateur-Built Aircraft – PDF Document


Van’s Aircraft

Dynon Avionics – An affordable EFIS for experimental aircraft.

ExperimentalAero – Home of the DRDT-2 dimpling tool.

Avery Tools – Tools for RV builders.

SteinAir – Wiring kits and specialty tools. Great service!

Duckworks Aviation – Landing light kits for RVs.

Affordable Panels – Modular, pre-cut RV instrument panels.

Xtreme Products – Neat center consoles for the RV-7 and RV-9.

Perihelion Design – Some very neat electronics accessories for experimental aircraft – and a neat website!

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