Originally Posted by scottfromboston
Just. Plane. Silly. (ha ha)
My dream is to build an F1 rocket
someday. It's only taken me a year to get 80% of the way through my little Vans sample wing section, so I figure I've got about 100 to go to get the real thing pounded out.
Got one of those on the field here (CGI), owned by a corporate pilot. Nice plane that unfortunately doesn't get much exercise. He did a complete glass cockpit, but I have to admit that I like steam gauges better. I think he added a year to the build just working the bugs out of that little modification. As an interesting note, the F1 Rocket was built on the field here by the father of the guy who built that Radial Rocket at his shop in Texas. The old man is over 80, and still works 6-7 days a week. He's an institution here, a great guy, a good friend to anyone with an interest in aviation, and still does exemplary work. Papa John Farquhar...
He's your guy for advice if you ever need any.
...and he BBQ's a mean brisket, which according to him is the only thing anyone should ever BBQ.