Chris has a two-car garage that became his workshop. With help from his wife, whom he identifies as “the Enabler”, his father Robert, and friends Bill Hood and Robert Montidonica, CFI, A&P, IA, he made steady progress. As Vans Aircraft has done repeatedly, there were a total of five kits. The first, a tail kit, included everything from the baggage compartment aft. That section took Chris about a year to complete. Several months later the wing kit arrived and he tackled the spars, ribs and covering material (all aluminum). The third kit was for the cabin. The fourth consisted of engine mount, gear and cowlings. The final included the engine and prop.