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Forum: My RV Build Project 12-18-2018, 10:19 PM
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Posted By Aero_Octaveus
We would love to get it to some of the bigger...

We would love to get it to some of the bigger events. Right now the big hurdle is transporting it as its not very small. Oshkosh would be huge on my wish list (also because I've never been...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-17-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,744
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Thanks Dale. We had lots of fun with it over the...

Thanks Dale. We had lots of fun with it over the summer. The best part was watching grown-ups try to fit in it! Now we know what its like to be in a formula 1 plane...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,744
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
The final touches

Once the plane was more to its final form, the creativity flowed from everyone. PVC pipe for the exhaust was quickly replaced with stainless steel tips. Ducey Avionics was happy to supply some dead...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,744
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
90% there 90% to go

I reach a point where things where build up to what I had designed. Now i was into prototype fabrication. I was extremely difficult to figure out how to build the forward and rear spars. I needed the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,744
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Assembling the Fuselage

Assembly of the fuselage was so much fun, but took an incredible amount of work. Its funny how things just slap together in your mind, but in real life - Not the case. Lots of painstaking work and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,744
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Building a wood seat

It was always stuck in my head that I wanted a cool cockpit. I wanted the cockpit to be as much like the real thing as I could. Why? Tell me that you don't love looking at the RV interior pictures!...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,744
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Getting the scale just right

The only way I can ensure that the scale is correct was to get a profile view of the target audience. Fortunately my two kids are ages 6 and 9 so this works perfect. I had them pose in a sitting...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,744
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Timberhawk Kids Plane Project

Here is a quick story about the Timberhawk kids plane that I built this summer. Its a ~1/2 scale replica of a P-40 Warhawk built out of wood in the style of those wooden dinosaur kits. The intent is...
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