I had a lot of friends and family who were definitely not fans of my build - several of them declaring they would never ride with me "in that thing" and one family member openly declaring I would kill myself in it.
Funny, now that it's been flying for 2 years and a little more than 200 hours, those same people don't seem to have any problem asking for a ride somewhere, or trusting me to fly their children and grandchildren.
Greg Niehues - SEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2021 dues paid
N16GN flying 900 hrs and counting; IO360, SDS, WWRV200, Dynon HDX, IFD440, G5
Built an off-plan RV9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.