Are you a pilot who is retired and you still have plenty of time on your hands? retiredman2 has posted a lengthy video on Youtube containing the photo diary of his efforts to build his own aircraft. In fact, he is not alone and noted that 30,000 people so far have built and flown their own experimental aircraft. However and in the case of retiredman2, it did take him 5 years and 2,360 hours of building time to build N116BW. In other words, you need to have plenty of time and patience but retiredman2 did call building his own aircraft one of the major accomplishments of his life.