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Old 02-19-2013, 09:32 AM
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Default More Mancave Art - You're Going to Want One

When I first saw the "see through" picture of the RV-14 on the front page, I immediately thought it would make a great picture for the hangar. Since I'm STILL waiting for my new kit to arrive, I decided to tackle the last remaining blank space on my hangar wall.

First thing I did was to review the copyright statement on Van's website to make sure I wouldn't violate any copyright if I copied it and turned it into a poster. No problem there as long as I don't sell them. So I downloaded the file and sent it off to these folks to have them "posterize" the print. (www.posterprintshop.com) I ordered the print in roughly a 40" by 30" size. In a couple of days, it arrived and looked fantastic. Then the fun began.

Rather than just hang it as is, I decided to fabricate a frame that looked like aluminum airplane parts in keeping with the theme of the picture. Here's how it turned out.



I built a wood frame and then covered it with aluminum sheet that I bent to shape. I used whatever pop rivets I had handy and then sanded the frame to give it a rough look. Finally, I clearcoated it. Here's a picture to provide some size reference. I painted the background because the picture really didn't stand out on my white walls so I needed a contrast.



I coined the phrase "AirCraftsMan" that combines the words aircraft and craftsman, which I think accurately describes what we all are.

Drop me a note if you'd like any additional details.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:02 AM
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COOL!!!

I suspect this will be front page material for tomorrow.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:21 AM
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Very nice work, as always!

BTW, how do you find the time for your day job when you're always making the rest of us look like sloths !?
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:05 AM
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But you used a Sonex frame on an RV pic!
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:24 AM
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I would definitely put one of those up in a dorm next year, looks tough!
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:18 PM
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Very nice work, as always!

BTW, how do you find the time for your day job when you're always making the rest of us look like sloths !?
I retired Jan 8th of this year so I have all this time on my hands while I wait for the -12 kit to get here.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:18 PM
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But you used a Sonex frame on an RV pic!
No, I used a RV-12 frame!
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RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
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F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:50 PM
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WOW Randy---how about some other pics of your hangar!
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:21 PM
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That someone will produce a similar rendition for an RV-12. Over 700 tail kits sold - I expect that whomever produces similar artwork for the 12 will prosper. I would like mine to be about 36" by 24" so that it will standout in my garage.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:49 PM
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WOW Randy---how about some other pics of your hangar!
Tom
If interested, you can find pictures of my hangar here. http://www.rv12.pflanzer-aviation.com/mancave01.htm
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Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
Long-EZ - Completed 1987, Sold

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