I’m long overdue in sharing the photo journey of my very own Lancair Legacy kit airplane!
I built the plane over a 2-year period and worked with some of the finest aviation craftsman on the planet along the way.
I enhanced this plane with built-in Oxygen for high altitude flying and could cruise at 270 mph at 17000’. It had a retractable landing gear and could stay aloft for 3.5 hours at 270 mph.
Also, with the GRT Avionics installed, Melissa is starting the interior work. This airplane didn’t have any conventional circuits breakers. Instead, I decided on Vertical Power Solid State power control system.
Here is our journey to painting the entire plane:
First things first: custom protection for all of the plane’s windows:
Next step: sanding and prepping! Pictured are the carbon fiber top and bottom cowls, sanded, shaped and ready to be primed and painted by the master himself: Steve Green.
With the control surfaces off, taping and laying out the striping to depict the water energy on the side of the fuselage. The final scheme came out beautifully!
Wet sanding the stripes after the paint – Steve Green does such amazing work!
The finished plane!
It was a wonderful project. This airplane is highly modified for the Reno Air races in the sports class: https://airrace.org
Many thanks to:
- Airframe finish and engine installation: RDD Enterprises, Redmond, Oregon
- Paint Design: Don Barnes
- Paint Finishing: Steve Green (Medford Oregon)
- Avionics: Aerotronic,
- Avionics Installation: Jon Hadlick, #airsystems15
Enjoy more photos of my restorations and aviation exploits on my Flickr page.