The biggest problem and the largest hold up I had in actually building an airplane was not the cash, nor the expertise. My wife even trusts my skills and thinks I’ll do a fine job.
No, the biggest problem was space. Since we moved to NY, the garage was just too small. I used to have a 2 1/2 car garage with one car in it and nice workshop. Now I have a very small two car garage with two cars smashed into it.
My wife was firm. I would not be allowed to use the garage (or the basement or a shed out back or the living room or…). So I had to seek outside space. Months of crawling Craigslist finally led to this!
It’s a nice two car garage with power and a high ceiling. It is perfect. The previous tenant made bicycles in it, so the landlord, Mario, has no problem with riveting (I lost about 6 garage spaces when people said, “You want to do what in my space!??!”).
I’ll need to hang lights and do a little wiring to get things ready, but it should fit the bill nicely.