Mark Chouinard
Tail Engine Fuselage Metal Work Wing

Back to Picture List       Home



Name: Mark Chouinard

Location: Owasso, Oklahoma (O38)

 My family and I started this project in February 2009 by building two workbenches and a portable power tool station as illustrated in Tony Bingelis’ “Sportplane Construction Techniques”.  Shortly after we completed these projects we started renting a 20’ x 40’ hangar at Gundy’s Airport in Owasso, Oklahoma in order to accommodate the shop tools and construction… we just don’t have the space at home.  Fortunately for me (and my family), Gundy’s is an airpark community that is only a mile from our house… it’s also home to EAA Chapter 10 and some of the best people I’ve ever met.  The welcome we have received from these folks have really made us feel right at home, so much so that my wife and son regularly hang around the airport and love going to aviation related events.  Sure wish I would have done this sooner. 

 We are building the long fuse version with a 3-piece wing and plan to build steel “Cub style” landing gear and wire wheels.  For power, we are planning to use a Corvair engine that we have already started to rework. Coming up on two years of work as of this writing and we’ve got quite a bit accomplished.  We obviously still have a lot to do, and a lot to learn, but are having a great time along the way.  Our first trip to Brodhead was for the 80th Anniversary in 2009… we returned in 2010 and also made our first trip to OshKosh that year… both events are on our schedule again for 2011. 

 If anyone wants high-res images of any of my photos, please e-mail me directly at 9hangar10(at)cox.net9  (remove the 9s).