Posted: 1/22/2011 15:23:31
Modified: 1/22/2011 21:25:41
Hi, I was wondering if there were any homebuilders in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia that could use some help with there homebuilt airplane project. I'm a semi retired musician (58 and 1/2 years old) that has been an aviation enthusiast for just about my entire life. I have a Private Pilots license although I'm not current andI haven't flown (full scale)since 1978. I am an active Radio Controlled model airplane pilot with expertise in aerobatics. While the only experience I have in building full size aircraft is bolting together the frame work of a Benson Gyrocopter some years ago I do however have quite a bit of talent building scale radio controlled models. I have most nights and weekends free at least for now and would love to help someone assemble/fabricate a homebuilt aircraft for the experience and/or possible compensation in the form of flight time/commraderie or a little cash to help cover expenses (gas and lunch LOL!). If this might be of interest to anyone with a current building project that could use some help accelerating their build feel free to contact me. I'm attaching a photo of a 1/4 scale Citabria I recently built from an old box of sticks and plans I found in the corner of an old hobby shop. It's a great flying aircraft and a pleasure to fly! Ben
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Posted: 1/26/2011 15:42:45
Contact the folks at EAA 339 the local chapter. A great group. There is a man building a VP in Virginia Beach who may want help. Go to volksplane group at yahoo. Good Luck.
Posted: 1/28/2011 20:17:47
Our next Chapter meeting will be on March 1st, at 1400 Volvo Penta Drive, Chesapeake, VA.
It starts at 1930, just come on over.
Posted: 2/1/2011 20:06:05
Modified: 2/1/2011 20:11:50
Thanks for the good info guys. I did take a look at the Evans Volksplane and the basic construction and specs sure reminds me of a rather large Radio Controlled low wing trainer. Looks like a great entry level homebuilt project . With the flat bottom wing/airfoil and an ample amount of dihedral, it should make for a very forgiving and stable flying aircraft. Ben