Today I finished my second workbench, and did some organization and clean up of the garage. Short day today, but glad I knocked out that second bench. Really love the design and how sturdy they are. There probably won’t be any updates for a while, Im waiting for the tools to deliver and then ill be ordering my RV-7 Empennage kit! I’m very excited about beginning this process.
Today after completing my workbench I went ahead and placed an order for a Vans RV Toolkit from Isham Tools. I have read many good things about this toolkit on vansairforce.net and thats what I am going with. I will probably collect more tools throughout the build, but figured thats a good place to start.
I spent the day getting a bunch of wood and tools together to build a couple EAA 1000 Workbenches. These things are great! It will end up costing me about $60 a piece for both completed benches and these will last me a lifetime. Check out the plans here if you’re interested: EAA 1000 Workbench
Heres the wood after I cut it to the correct sizes
And here is a complete Table! I haven’t done woodworking a long time, so this was a great exercise to get back into building stuff. I’ll build the second table tomorrow, you can see all the wood on the bottom shelf.
Hello! My name is George Fahmy and I’m building a Van’s Aircraft RV-7 and I’ll be documenting my build on this website! Its going to definitely be a big project, but I think I should be able to handle it.
My callsign N890GF is a combination of my birth month/year/initials. I spent a long time debating what I wanted as my callsign, and after repeating this out loud over and over again, it just rolls of the tongue and thats when I reserved it with the FAA!
Ever since I was a young boy I knew I was going to be an engineer, I was drawn to taking things apart and putting them back together. I started flying remote control planes early on in life and when I got to college I began studying Aerospace Engineering. I also continued flying remote control planes and they kept getting bigger and bigger. When I graduated college and got my first job, I decided to pursue my pilots license and on March 16th 2016 I passed my checkride and became a Private Pilot! My dream of flying has become a reality, now I am trying to fulfill the other half of that dream which is to fly a plane I built myself.
I can’t wait to get to that point, but until then I’m glad to share my progress and this experience with everyone!