Greetings everyone. My name is Tim and we just moved from Fort Worth to Terrell, Texas for work reasons.
My brother and I got our ATA (just realized his name is Terrell...ha!) a few years ago. I put mine on hold because I started flying a Mooney and have been caught up in all that fun. Now that the move is about done and I'm getting settled in I figured I'd concentrate on the build.
Probably going ANH stunt, would like to make it Hero quality at some point.
My hobbies are my plane but I also play around with the RC side. It's a 1965 Mooney E model. I was born in '67 so it's about my age. I've been doing some upgrades to it like new starter, minor repairs, and avionics. (I am not an A&P, I have a buddy that has the same plane and is an AI).
In the RC area I use to fly 60's and 70's pattern planes up until I started flying the bigger ones. Since they are rare we would find an original kit and make a mold and copy them with fiberglass. We used CNC and hand cutting hot wire tools for cutting wings and we got really good at different composite construction methods. So the years of doing RC has given me lots of fabrication experience so I'm sure I'll use some of that here.
I work in the Fire Sprinkler/Alarm/Security field and I use the plane to get to job sites around Texas (or wherever) when they need a licensed tech. I've been doing that since mid-late 90's.
I'm glad to be here and I look forward to the build and the advice. I'll start a thread later in the proper forum for ANH.
Tim W. in Boyd has been giving me some advice. Thought I was going to be his neighbor until the office moved on the other side of the metroplex but I'm sure I'll meet someone here too.
So far I have the armor, the holster, E11 (aus Deutschland) and the neck seal. I'm ordering the list of materials from the list here today (mostly from Amazon).
Thanks for all the help in advance. Hopefully at some point I can share the same patience with other newbies like many of you are about to do with me,