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Builder:
Steve Campbell
Location:
Tipp City, OH - US
Aircraft:
Velocity - Velocity SE
Manufacturer:   
http://www.velocityaircraft.com/
Engine:
Lycoming - IO-360
Prop:
-
Total Build Time:
128 Hours

Hello,
The following is a photo-log of my Velocity-SE project begun in August 2016. My objectives are twofold:
1) Create a record where interested folks / family can check my progress.
2) For current and future builders, provide, yet another, reference to see how I choose to do certain building tasks and how/where I positioned the various components. It's always helpful to get another view of things.

This is my second “home / armature” built project. My first aircraft was an RV-6 (N601SC) that was mostly built in a basement in Dayton, Ohio. Getting out out of the basement is a story for another time, but the plane flew December 30th , 2003; to celebrate the Centennial of Flight, of course. Shortly after completing the plane, I married Betsy and Amelia followed soon after. The three-seat family and the two-seat airplane didn't quite balance, so the plane was sold in 2007 after accumulating about 190 hours. The current owner is in Texas and has rolled the Hobbs-meter past 1,000 trouble-free hours and I'm really proud of that and happy for the owner.

In 2016, the “fam” visited Oshkosh and, at the time, I was considering building another RV. A RV-10 of course, but prices for the big 6 cylinder motor and the overall “healthy” investment required to finish a -10 left me looking at other options. Betsy just so happened to comment on the a line of Velocities – literally as we were about to head home and that got me thinking. I've always admired the design, but being a “RV” guy, I never gave them too much though. Needles to say, things change and I began scouring Barnstormers and Trade-A-Plane for Velo project. As it just so happened; an ad popped up in TAP for a SE-RG in Kingsport, TN. It was a 2005 Quick-build, but very little work had actually been completed as the original owner passed away in 2006. It was the quintessential Barn-Find. The original owner's family was happy to get rid of it, I was happy to take-on a new project.

More soon....

Recent Activity
 Date Hours Work Log Summary Details
 03-19-2017
4.0
Dog House - Hidden Hinge
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 03-18-2017
2.0
Rework The Canard Saddle
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 03-08-2017
3.0
Glassed (fabricated) The Canard Torsion Tabs.
Details

 02-28-2017
2.0
Canard Attachment Lay-up Prep
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 02-26-2017
1.0
Popped Off Dog-House
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 02-25-2017
2.0
Hatch Hinge
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 02-25-2017
2.0
Hatch Hinge
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 02-25-2017
5.0
Doghouse Layups
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 02-22-2017
1.5
Canard "left Off"
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 02-20-2017
3.5
Canard Alignment And Drilling
     










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