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Old 06-06-2014, 06:01 PM
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Default RV-7A #74351 Canberra

This has been on my bucket list since I was a teenager and now, finally, I have the time and the financial resources to fullfil the dream. And a supportive wife is a big bonus too. Last Christmas she bought me the preview plans, DVDs and the practice toolbox and said something like "How about you get a bloody move on with this!" So I did. But there was one small problem to fix before I could get started - I had nowhere to build an aircraft! It was time to build a shed/workshop/man (van) cave/whatever you may like to call it. It's done now and as I look at it completed I'm kinda thinkin' I'll call it the Taj Mahal! Many thanks to Robyne and the team at Clearspan Builders in Queanbeyan who did a great job. Here's a quick look at the shed build.

the old carport - site for the shed
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:24 PM
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That, sir, is not a shed. It is clearly an airplane factory!
Congratulations and best of luck on your build.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:40 PM
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Thanks Lemmingman - I'm still coming to grips with posting pics here - stay tuned
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:45 PM
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carport removed


levelling site


ready for concrete
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:51 PM
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how did they get that thing in my driveway???


get that concrete laid!


concrete set
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:54 PM
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frame built


the Taj Mahal
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:09 PM
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Default And now the best bit

Well the day my shed was completed was the day my empennage kit arrived in Sydney. I picked it up there to save on the freight costs to Canberra.

Who knew an empennage kit would fit in a Hyundai Getz?


And home safe and sound


Now to finish fitting out the shed and get to work
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:57 PM
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Ian, welcome to VAF
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:20 PM
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Thanks Mike .. I've been lurking here for about 6 months and this is just the most amazing resource for RV builders.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:28 PM
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G'day Warbo,

Congratulations on the aircraft factory & kit.

If you are the Warbo I remember then you will enjoy the build & flying.

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