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Old 12-17-2018, 06:05 PM
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KJBSouth KJBSouth is offline
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Location: Spring Hill, Florida; Flushing, Michigan
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Default Home Brew Center Console

Being frugal I made one out of wood.

I have a definite need for access to small items (eye glasses, handheld radio, patch cords, drinks, etc.) while flying.

It's made from Home Depot poplar 1/4" sheet that was planed down to 1/8" thick.

  1. Measure the dimensions and angles of the tunnel cover between the seats.
  2. Cut this profile into the bottom edge of one side piece.
  3. Put that side piece into the plane and draw a seat top profile on it.
  4. Match cut the second console side piece to the first.
  5. Glue the floor pieces between the sides maintaining sides vertically parallel.
  6. Glue the ends between the sides to form a rigid box.
  7. Add mid console dividers and a cover to fit your needs.

The console is a snug slide fit between the seats and is easy to remove.
Karl Bambas
1954 1st solo
1964 Mooney Statesman, 1979 C-172, 1948 Globe Swift (all sold)

RV-7 "Dream Weaver" N50KB
Empennage arrived 10/14
QB Wings & Fuselage arrived 06/15
Finish & FF kits arrived 11/15
Dual screen Garmin G3X instruments and harness delivered by Stein 01/16
First flight June 13th 2018

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Old 12-17-2018, 06:09 PM
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Very nice job.
Mike Starkey
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Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

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Old 12-17-2018, 06:49 PM
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I like that a lot! A perfect rainy day project.
RV-9A "slider"--sold in July 2021
Flew to Osh in 2017, 2018 & 2019!
Donation made for 2021
You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky -- Amelia Earhart
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Old 12-17-2018, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by KJBSouth View Post
Being frugal I made one out of wood.
fru·gal /ˈfro͞oɡəl/


1. Able to build something nicer than can be purchased.

"It's great to see a homebuilder who is so frugal"
Dan Horton
Barrett IO-390
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Old 12-17-2018, 07:25 PM
Girraf Girraf is offline
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Location: Southern Maryland
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That’s beautiful work. Most of my experience is in woodworking so the metal working of the RV has been a shift. Nice to see wood works it’s way tastefully into the final product in some instances. (Not 80’s wood panel van style)
Vintage Cherokee 160
Empennage complete
SB Wings to QB stage
Fuselage in progress
Finish kit/Engine/Prop Ordered
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Old 12-17-2018, 07:45 PM
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Very nice!! You should build and sell these and make a little Avgas money!!
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:12 PM
drtgraves drtgraves is offline
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I'll take one!!
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:23 PM
Jimbot Jimbot is offline
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Location: FL & NC
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Wow, that is really nice! Great job!
Jim Hall
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:09 PM
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Very Nice!
Michael Fleming
Joseph, OR
sagriver at icloud dot com

RV-7 Slider #74572
Started 11/2016
Empennage completed 11/2016 (sans fiberglass)
Ailerons and flaps completed 3/2017.
Wings completed 12/2017
Started on QB fuselage 01/2018
Sliding canopy mostly completed 10/2020
Wiring and Avionics harness completed 9/2/2021
FWF Started 9/3/2021

Donated for 2021 and so should you
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:00 PM
Aero_Octaveus Aero_Octaveus is offline
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Location: Edmonton, AB
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I am super jealous, that looks awesome! I want one...take my money!
Garet Hess - Edmonton, AB
RV-7A - Emp and Wings Done. Working on fuse
2020 Donation Current
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