What did you do when you ran out of room?

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  1. Feb 14, 2018 #1

    tralika

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    The wings had to go somewhere while I worked on the fuselage. Don't you think the colors went well?
     

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    Hanging your wings and tail-feathers - on walls or ceilings - will free up floor space.
     
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    lastshopphoto.jpg FACowl in prgress.jpg wings painted.jpg

    I built my plane in a workshop equal to a single car garage. 12 feet by 18 feet.
    I primed the fuselage and moved it outside. Wings were assembled and skinned in the covered area under the deck, outside the shop.
    I tried to work on the project everyday.
    I bought a cheap awning to block the sun.
    I used plastic tarps from HF.
    Weather cooperated by having temperatures good enough to cure epoxy and dry paint.
    I post-cured with black plastic and sunlight.
    I painted outside, not one bug was invited nor showed up.
    When it rained, I bailed out water and wiped metal parts.
     
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    I built a bigger room.
     
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    There have been basement walls removed to get the airplane out. I always wonder if it was supposed to fit out a window.
     
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    Back in my RV-6 building days, I was a bachelor. It made a lot of things simpler.

    The completed wings lived along a wall in my master bedroom for a couple of years, the dining room was home for the canopy for a year or so, and one of the off-bedrooms housed tailfeathers. Chicks dug the shiny wings in the bedroom. ;-)

    These days? The RV-10 fuselage is in the garage. The wings are in the basement. The empennage is in the hangar at the airport. Those are all SWMBO approved locations unless the fuselage is in the way of parking her car. The avionics in the formal dining room? She doesn't care (we don't use the room), but she pretends like she does.
     
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    I built the biggest hangar I could afford. I have 6000 sq ft of floor space and even with 3 assembeld airplanes and 3 cars I have not yet run out of room.

    ...but I should have built even bigger.
     
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    Kyle Boatright

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    I'm gonna send you 3 Aeronca projects to store for me.
     
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    I remember back in the late 70's seeing a picture of a KT_1 being built in a small single wide trailer, the center section stub sere going out the window on 1 side
     
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    Jay Kempf

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    "OMG, my shop is too small!"

    Was said by no one, EVER! :)
     
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    I think you mean "OMG my shop is too big" :whistle:
     
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    Jay Kempf

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    I smell a t shirt~!
     

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