Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The RV paperweight

I "finished" N614EF after a more-than-10-year construction over the weekend. And I sat down to figure out how to finance getting it into the air, only to realize -- again -- I can't. So there it sits, ready to be inspected, and presumably ready to fly. But the sales tax, insurance, and transition training costs are -- for now -- insurmountable, especially since my wife's unemployment started yesterday and who knows how long that will last. I also badly timed getting an estate plan put together which comes with a $4,000 legal bill. D'oh!

In the meantime, though, I'm buoyed by the RVers who produce great videos.

Like this one:

(h/t: Fun Places to Fly)


  1. Finished? FINISHED! Congratulations! Seriously Bob, that's an incredible accomplishment. You. built. a. plane. A PLANE!

    As for the money, maybe it's time for that hangar party.

  2. Congratulations on the completion! One step of the journey is now done, the next step will come in time, I'm sure! Your patience will pay off.

  3. Congratulations Bob. Big accomplishment.

  4. Good for you. Why not advertise for a partner(s), get it flying and then see how thing's go?