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Old 10-26-2011, 10:33 PM
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Thumbs up RV-1 Canopy Frame / Bob Avery

Work days at RV-Central are a sight to behold – an assembly of highly skilled craftsmen quietly working in harmony. One of the craftsmen is Bob Avery, owner of Avery Tools, and below is a photo of his latest handy work – a complete rebuild of the RV-1 canopy frame. The old frame was bent out of shape and had holes drilled in all the wrong places. Avery Tools and RV-Central are both located at Hicks Airfield in Fort Worth and the close proximity made it possible for Bob to move the RV-1 down to his shop for the surgical procedure. The new canopy donated by Airplane Plastics can now be mounted to a frame that correctly fits the aircraft.

Job well done, Bob!

R. E. "Ernie" Butcher
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Last edited by Special Delivery : 10-26-2011 at 10:42 PM.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:25 AM
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Glad you posted that Ernie - we have a volunteer to get the canopy mounted on the frame, and will soon be looking for fiberglass artists to build a skirt...from scratch!

The engine is currently in work at Aerosport Power, and we are hoping to have it back in just a few weeks - then the FWF work can get underway. We'll definitely need additional hands when we get to that point.

Paul F. Dye
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