Ivan's RV-7


Hello! My name is Ivan, and this is my build log for a Van's Aircraft RV-7 project, #75069.

That's me!

RV-7 is a side-by-side seat airplane from Van's Aircraft. What you buy from them is a "kit", a set of parts in 4 sub-kits (the empennage, the wings, the fuselage, and the finishing kit). Then it is your job to finish the parts, assemble them into an airframe, and complete it with an engine, avionics plus other pieces to get a functional airplane!

The project is in an early mid-stage. The fuselage is done to the point where I can start installing various systems. The empennage kit is mostly done and mounted to the fuselage. Currently, I am working on smaller wing tasks while waiting for all of my LCP-affected ribs to be replaced.

I have a Superior engine that is close to the Lycoming IO-360-M1B. Currently, it is all taken apart and just sits in various boxes.

I am building in my garage at this point. This website is to document the process, both for my entertainment and for documentation purposes.