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The Homebuilder! My Documentary

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Michael Cook
Young Eagles Pilot or Volunteer
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#1 Posted: 1/26/2011 10:54:37

Hello wonderful world of the EAA! My name is michael and I am putting together a documentary on homebuilding. I have NEVER before built an airplane and have no classes. The documentary will cover me going to classes and getting the skills to build. But the main part of the movie is to answer my own question, can you build an airplane from different airplane parts. I've seen it done in small scale. but I want to document it and see. So if there is anyone out there that has ANY TYPE of aircraft part, from the frame all the way down to the instruments, and would like to donate them please contact me! That is the other part of the movie. I want to see if I can build an aircraft from all kinds of parts with a very low budget. Thank you for your time.  And hope to here from some of you!


Michael!



Anyone can fly but it takes a Pilot to land!
Patrick Panzera
Young Eagles Pilot or VolunteerHomebuilder or CraftsmanUltralight EnthusiastAirVenture Volunteer
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#2 Posted: 1/26/2011 11:41:25

 

Hi Michael,

Here's a good place to start youreducation.

http://www.eaa.org/experimenter/articles/2009-10_51percent.asp

Do you belong to a local EAA chapter? Ifnot, you might want to do that first.

I'm sure there are any number of localmembers who would love to mentor an eager young person.

Pat

 




Michael Cook
Young Eagles Pilot or Volunteer
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#3 Posted: 1/26/2011 11:52:04

Thank you Patrick!

That article has helped me! I call Chapter 1129 in Fairbanks, AK my home. But being in the military I've been gone from home for more then three years! But I will contact local Chapters and see what they say!


Michael



Anyone can fly but it takes a Pilot to land!
Pierre D'Entremont
Homebuilder or Craftsman
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#4 Posted: 1/29/2011 23:18:20

When I got interested in building a BD-5 I started video documenting everything I could...and by the way my pops documented a lot of his flying in 8mm so we've come a long way baby... He was in 94-c at Elmendorf and thats where I was born...He used to lie and say Cook inlet-bootleggers cove in my own mudder's bed...but he was in Ptule and found out I had emerged by ham radio...   

So I traded the SVHS for a HD Sony  for finishing out the rest of my bird... am going to see how it does on transfering the 8mm to dvd ....the SVHS lost some clarity and color...    and now there's 3 D....and who knows what all...

So you will develop some skills...



Tooky or Pierre