The Hundred Rules of Homebuilding

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    One: It always weighs more than you hope for.
    Two: It always takes longer to build than you hope for.
    Three:It always costs more than you hope for.
    Four:Repeat one hundred times so you dont forget.
     
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    That'd be The 300 Hundred Rules of Homebuilding, right?:)
     
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    There's a corollary to rule 3 ...you can always buy a good used flyable airplane cheaper than you can build one.
     
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    I find any home project I may as well double the cost and triple whatever time I estimated.
     
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    Rule 4: You will learn a lot more about airplanes and about yourself than you ever thought you would.

    Rule 5: Some of what you learn, about airplanes and about yourself, may be unpleasant.
     
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    Rule 6: Join the local EAA group.
     
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    Rule #7- Disregard rules 1-3 and don't let them get in the way of completion. :pilot:
     
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    Notation added. :)

    Brandon
     
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    Rule #n - you'll always find an easier/better way to do something after you've done it.
     
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    Rule # 9

    "Buy the best and cry once."

    Dale
     
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    Perfection is the enemy of completion
     
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    This has been my motto ever since about the time I actually started accomplishing the things I’ve set out to do. I doubt it’s coincidence.
     
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    Rule # 11 !#*~&$@ you piece of ?$%#+} you better fit. Buy bigger hammer.
     
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    #12 - The only ones making a profit on homebuilt so are Garmin and FedEx.
     
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    The version I learned was
    "If at first you don't succeed, buy a bigger hammer"
     
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    Rule n+1

    "I've cut it twice and it's still too short"
     
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    If you buy the part now it will be on sale and cheaper a week/month from now. If you wait to buy said part, it will cost more when you actually need to buy it!
     
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    One: Wait is the enemy



    Two: Plan and calculate properly.
     
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    You and your sensible approach. Where's the fun in that?
     
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    i hope that's not the way I come across considering the way I approach many things!
     

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