Planes & Projects


Bruce Swayze (and family)

Planes:   RV-7A (building)
Website:  www.europa.com/~swayze/index.html

Driveway Airplane

That's Paul Swayze, with Dad.  The neighbors are getting nervous about now...

"The wings have been mated to the fuselage for the first time! I had the help of my son, Paul, visiting home from San Diego, my good friend Joe Rottman, my brother Roger and several others.

With no room in the shop for the wings, we had to take it outside...".

 

Enter the other Son

Daniel Swayze shows dad how it's done.  "You see, you take the cleco squeezer and squeeze.  It's real simple, Dad." 

 

The REAL BOSS. 

Jamie Swayze trying to get Bruce to move faster. There's places to go; things to see! 

Bruce tries to pretend that he's really in charge when he says, on his website, that: "...She has even helped me from time to time when I need another pair of hands with riveting! She knows her way around a rivet gun and does a superb job. She is looking forward to flying and traveling adventures together with me. What an amazing woman!"

Sure, Bruce. We know who's really responsible for those perfect rivets. Just keep thinking you're in charge. Life is good.

 

Swayze Building Crew

Bruce, Luke, Sarah, Daniel, and Paul. Everyone is about 10 years older now, but it's a beautiful picture.

I recommend that you go to Bruce's website (HERE), which has plenty of useful and interesting information on his build. More nice pictures, as well. 

 

Whoa!  Not so Fast!

You need, let me see, an engine, wings, tail, maybe a panel...

Ahhh, okay.  We all know this feeling.  Keep up the good work!  Can't wait to see the plane and the two of you flying.