Jeff Schroeder (Tinbuzzard) was good enough to send some pictures and a description or the incredibly unique design he is working on. Here is what He wrote:
Known to close friends as the Tinbuzzard, I started this one off project in the early 1980s. It has been built, modified, and rebuilt numerous times as I've learned more and more about aircraft construction. It is now getting to look enough like an airplane that people are thinking that I might actually finish it. It has been a personal goal of mine to design and build an airplane, I'm not enough of a sadist to offer plans or a kit!
The Buzzard is an all metal, two seat tandem pusher with retractable gear. Length is 27', wingspan 30'. Planned gross wt. is 2,500 lbs. wing area is 135 sq. ft. Design goals were to have excellent visibility, good low speed handling, and to have something different. I'm hoping for Bonanza class performance. Planned engine is a DynaCam DC-375. This is a twelve cylinder barrel configuration powerplant with double ended pistons driving a swashplate. I have a mockup of the engine in the plane now, and am hoping to get the real one this year. The airframe is all flush riveted, with butt seams between skin panels. Most of the metal and fasteners come from various aircraft surplus houses here in Southern Calif. The structure is admittedly overly complex, with 500+ bolts and over 15,000 rivets so far! The only airframe part that I havn't made myself is the nosecone, it's a prop spinner off of a DC-6.