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Old 03-30-2017, 04:32 PM
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Default My Other RV is an F-14!

Many of you have commented that I need to quit working on other projects and finish my darned RV-10!

Well, as the video links below will attest, I have finally finished the F-14 Pedal Plane project with my 5-year-old daughter, Amelia. Believe it or not, she did most of the work on the aircraft, which is mostly wood. However, being an "RV Guy" I just couldn't stop myself from making a few modifications...

Leather Upholstered Seat
SS Avionics Panel w/ Backlit Buttons and Switches
Custom Circuit Board w/ Amplifier & Speaker
Volume Control
Lithium Battery w/ Panel-mounted Plug-in
Programmable LED Lights
Music & Movie Effects (Top Gun and Star Wars)
Stick-mounted Button for Machine Guns
Power Up Switch (F-14 Spool Up Recording)
Jet Fly-by and Bomb Drop Effects

Enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKCyX2FXrlw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmjbab3ooi8
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:38 PM
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That

Is

AWESOME!!!

Nicely done!
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:07 PM
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Impressive! I want one!!!
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:19 PM
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Mike, I remember when your daughter was born!! Nice work on the plane - and the kids!
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:21 PM
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Oh, man, that is so cool!

Can't wait to see how you outfit the RV-10, after this.

Dave
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:30 PM
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The Bar has been set...
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Old 03-31-2017, 09:32 AM
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..for the kind words. My kids (and the neighborhood kids) are happy with it, and I'm happy to have my shop time back. Now it's 100% RV-10 time, baby!
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:11 AM
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"Too close for missiles; switching to ROCKS!"



In that second vid, he is pulling some G trying to get a deflection firing solution on that scooter.
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:42 AM
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Quote:
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"Too close for missiles; switching to ROCKS!"



In that second vid, he is pulling some G trying to get a deflection firing solution on that scooter.
NICE! I think the second video kind of looks like a POV cam. It's true, I wasn't leading the target enough. Typical amateur.
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:28 AM
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OMG that's awesome! Where was that when my kids, who grew up on Air Force Bases, could have used that. They'd of had the best pedal cars in the whole flipping neighborhood.

But... my yet to be conceived grandkids... Mmmm... where did you get the plans from? If I start now it'll be ready about the time they graduate college.
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