I officially started the fuselage today by making the very first parts which are brackets for the firewall. The instructions are very clear right at the beginning that there is no more hand-holding from this point onwards. Van’s expects the builder to be able to read the plans and do the essentials without being reminded at every step. I get that right away with this part where the instructions say fabricate bracket. The drawings give all the information needed.
Once the part was made I found the hundreds (!) of parts needed to fit to the firewall and then match drilled everything.
That’s enough for today.