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Updated 10/10/2016

About My RV-10 Project

This page contains my RV10 project log and many other tips and information I've gathered throughout the building process. There are also links to further information from other sources, along with some pics others have sent me.  

I'm Tim Olson, RV10 builder #40170.   I started my RV-10 kit on Jan. 24,  2004 and started flying it on Feb. 12th, 2006!!  With over 10 years and 1200 hours on my RV-10 to date, I've been very impressed with this aircraft.  A project like this is never truly "finished", so the page will continue as I fly and learn more about this beautiful flying machine.

Visit my Builders and Travel log to see a wealth of documentation on my build, and the flying done since, where I try to illustrate many things of interest to RV-10 homebuilders.

My approach to aviation, and life in general, is one of "Live your dreams", do what you have always wanted to do, and share your you can, and before you find yourself looking back wishing you had.  Many people WANT to learn to fly, but few follow through.  May the experiences you read about here help motivate you to follow through and live your dreams too.

You may contact me using the email name Tim on this domain.
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RV-10 & 14 Builders Resources       

RV-10 Forum Resources

I highly recommend any people interested in building RV10 join the Matronics RV-10 list.  It's like having instant online tech support.  In addition while building your panel, following the Aero-electric list would be a great idea.  For those who like to read web forums, check out the Van's Airforce RV-10 Forum too!

Other RV-10 Information Resources

Vendor Links
These are vendors I've had personal experience with.  For a more expansive list Click Here.
  • Aircraft Specialty - Top Quality braided Teflon hoses, engraving, tools, and many more items to make your build easier!

Misc Links - Follow this link for more general Aviation resources.

                    your dreams today!
A large percentage of the population dreams of flying, but never works to realize that dream.  If you are a dreamer, find the passion within you and learn today.  Don't let your dreams fade by the wayside. Chase them today.

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Near my home field (KLUM)

 When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
—Leonardo DaVinci

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

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Standard Disclaimer:  The ideas, concepts, maintenance procedures and tips within this site may not be considered acceptable, and have come from a variety of potentially unreliable sources.  As with any do-it-yourself project, building an airplane and doing the maintenance is an "at your own risk" undertaking.  Treat any information you find on this page and on the web in general with caution and know that you alone are responsible for the safety of your airplane, and the maintenance performed.   Although the ideas posted here were put out with the concept of increased safety in mind, there are no guarantees.  (Hey, it's 2006, what's a guy to do)

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