V-star mass build

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  1. Jan 22, 2016 #1

    Swampyankee

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    Way back when -- in 1973 or '74, one of the EAA chapters in suburban Chicago (iirc, it was Joliet) was doing a mass build of V-stars. Does anybody remember this?

    And, as a more generic question, are there any forum members out there who are working on group builds of a kind of aircraft?
     
  2. Jan 22, 2016 #2

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    If you're referring to the V Star biplane you'll want to go to the biplane forum and look up Dave Baxter. He'll know for sure.
     
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    Many group builds are on Facebook if you search. Here's one called "Learn Build Fly". They are building a Wittman.
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    I remember the V star group build. I think it was featured in Air Progress magazine. Early 70's sounds about right. So long ago I don't have details but it did happen.
     
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    Graham Lee airplanes may be the most "mass built" designs of all time. Other than the dawn patrol (and noon patrol), there was the group in AZ that built ~several at one time. They were recognized in SA or maybe experimenter and as I recall were lambasted for building several planes from one set of plans....lol.
     
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    You gotta love lambaste! I wish chapter 292 the best of luck with their ambitious projects. Fourteen Nieuport 11's started in 1999 and five DH.2's started in 2010.
    With no progress on their projects shown to date, I don't feel so bad about the amount of time I have in my project.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2016 #8

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    History has shown that theses group builds start out with great enthusiasm, parts and material everywhere. Then some of the "builders" figure out you have to show up and build for the end result.
     
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