A few ideas for our future airplane
Welcome to our build log for N17JP, a RV-10 4 place aircraft. This site is very much a work in progress. Feel free to comment, send me a message by email, or send smoke signals!

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Time lapse approach to Grand Cayman
date needs fixed Tuesday, July 12, 2016

About the builders

While Parish does most of the building, Jacquie is a faithful helper when a job requires more than 2 hands.


Jacquie is a musician when she is not working in the airplane factory. She teaches at UNC Charlotte in the Music Theory Department and is the Director of Music at our local church.


Parish is a pilot when not working in the airplane factory. He works for a major airline and is also a volunteer paramedic/ rescue technician. He also dabbles in politics from time to time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why build?
The most common question why not just buy an airplane? The biggest reason is Parish enjoys building things and since he is a pilot, why not! The secondary reason is that we will have an airplane 1000% customized the way WE want!
How long?
The second most asked question is how long will it take to finish. I am planning on 5 years. Most builders spend about 2500 hours total depending on customization. This equates to about 41 hours per month.
How much?
Third most asked question how much. IN 2017 the cost of the kits are $46,000. I have budgeted $55,000 for engine and propeller, and $35,000 for avionics and radios. I am sure I will spend another $10,000 to $15,000 on miscellaneous stuff along the way. However in comparison the Cirrus SR22 (with similar performance to the RV10) goes for $539,000.