a passion for aviation
and the projects that keep us flying!
The Garaggio Ez, and namesake of this website was Joe’s first homebuilt airplane project. Now with over 200 hours of flight time, the airplane continues to provide fun economical flying.
Acquired in July of 2020, this airplane project was started by the late Brian Martinez. Follow along as Joe completes the build and gets Brian’s Defiant flying.
Ramp Rat’s Ride, a Lancair Legacy is what Joe races at Reno. Like all homebuilt airplanes, they are never done and Joe continues to modify his go-fast airplane for more speed.
Latest Blog Posts
The last few days, when I have been looking at the rear cowl, I have thought that the trailing edge shape reminded me of something, but I couldn’t figure out what. Turns out, it is the character Sid from the cartoon movie, Ice Age. While I am fairly certain this destines Brian’s Defiant to henceforthContinue reading “We have a Cowl Mold; Inspired by Sid”
On Monday, I got to the point in contour sanding and surfacing on the cowl where I was struggling to find flaws that needed to be fixed. Don’t get me wrong, there were still minor flaws, but most of them small enough that I would be liable to go backwards instead of making improvements ifContinue reading “Prepping for Mold Making with Jodi”
Last week Thursday, before our trip to Kanab, I got the layup on the lower aft cowl done. What an exercise in frustration. I have done quite a few layups in my building history, but this one made me feel like it was the first time I had ever seen epoxy or cloth. The planContinue reading “New Plan for the Aft Cowl”
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