Hello all, I'm in the Central Texas area, originally from Nebraska and have been a certificated private pilot since 2000. It's been a decade since I've been up and I'm really itching to start flying again. Homebuilt aircraft have been a life-long love affair (many, many models built) and I will build and fly a single seat, small aircraft- no matter what! lol I have a long history of composite structure building and actually grew up in a late 70's and early 80's in a fiberglass manufacturing facility that my parents owned, so long ago. I continued my self ed. with composites and have constructed many off-hand projects over the years using fiberglass and carbon fiber for the most part. Everything from automotive parts for friends to structural parts for items such as weight bearing trusses and Cartesian CNC machines with unheard of spans with limited structure material. My goal is to find a suitable and interesting airframe that may be commonly built with all-wood or mixed construction materials/methods and re-design for composite structure. Epoxy/CF/'glass are my favored construction materials, but good ol' wood mixed with the aforementioned media can be unbelievably compliant and yet incredibly strong, if the courses are designed correctly and plenty of attention to the layup is focused. I use thermal cure and vacuum bagged techniques and have studied infusion enough that my next layup(s) will include that technique. My entire composites experience has been focused upon first-rate product with a emphasis on economics and simply making the part with as much quality as commonly accepted (or better) and keeping DIY builders within a reasonable economic envelope. I hope to contribute to this group and I'll see y'all around.