I purchased a set of Long-EZ plans about 20 years ago and built up to chapter 8 (I think but it's been a long time). Then...I got married and started a family. Somehow, between work and family, the project took a back seat and (sadly) had to sell it. After 26 years of military service, I am retiring from the Air Force in September and decided it was time to revive my Long-EZ dream. So, I probably don't consider myself an "experienced" builder but I am an A&P and have pretty solid mechanical abilities (and I am eager to learn). With the A&P, I don't think a Repairman's Certificate is necessary (but I will do research just in case). The project came with a pretty extensive library of old Polaroid pictures and an "OK" builder's log...but I'm still going through the entire plane to check everything. The previous owner said he wired the plane exactly per the Aeroelectric guidance so that should make things a little easier to verify.