we build planes
A 21st century aircraft builder's log
Join a community of amateur, homebuilt aircraft builders, sharing their passions and hard-earned lessons
Keep track of your build, and post other fun, interesting, or helpful things
Automatically see top-rated relevant posts, or ask questions of other builders.
Whether building or already flying, this community has a lot to offer.
Your online builder's log
Quick & easy
Snap photos directly on the page, no extra steps. Quick-post an entry with a few photos in just seconds.
- As much or as little as you want: Post quickly for your personal reference and build log, or craft full blog posts for others to enjoy.
- Collect pictures, text, and videos about your build.
- Post other fun or useful content, unrelated to your plane.
- Categorize by aircraft section, custom tags, drawing/reference number, and more.
You control your data
Your data is safe. Your data is yours. (no vendor lock-in).
We Build Planes is founded and created by a passionate home builder who shares your concerns for the safety, longevity, and portability of your builder log. We have multiple layers of built-in safety nets, as well as the ability for you to export and maintain your own data to ensure your log is completely safe and secure.
- Export your posts to common, reusable formats (JSON, HTML). Take control of your log, and move it anywhere, any time.
- Your posts and photos are automatically backed up in multiple, redundant data centers.
- You decide whether your posts are public or private.
Help when you need it
Community-driven knowledge base
Unlike traditional discussion forums where the info gets buried and becomes hard to search for, all information posted to We Build Planes is categorized by aircraft type, section, and other tags, as well as rated for helpfulness, so it's readily available to anyone who needs it, when they need it.
Amateur aircraft builders learn (and teach!) so many things, and it's often not related to specific aircraft. Find and share general-purpose tips about tooling, construction methods, workshop setup, workbenches, or anything else.
Let's build this resource in your vision
We Build Planes is still under active development, and we're only scratching the surface of how helpful this resource can be.
So many great ideas have come from others like you, so be sure to share your suggestions to help this community realize its full potential
Join a community of aviation enthusiasts
Give confidence, kudos, encouragement, assistance
Vote on useful posts, leave comments, and answer questions.
Humbly share your mistakes and hard-earned lessons, helping others have a better build experience.
Post photos, videos, and log your aircraft adventures to inspire other builders. Share maintenance tips, upgrades, and characteristics of your plane.
So much to see...
Most of us would probably admit there's a lot of fun to be had seeing how other people set up their workshops and hangars, or their tool recommendations, and choices of upholstery and paint.