Creativity knows no bounds. These folks have built a motorhome from an old WWII airplane and you have to see it to believe it. The Fabulous Flamingo, as it’s known, is an old Navy R4D executive transport plane from WWII that once flew in South America. Now it’s a street-legal RV.
The Douglas DC-3 aircraft was the pet project of Gino Lucci and his son who hail from Nashville, Michigan. Gino, who was fascinated with aircraft since he was a young child, had to make this project a reality once he realized the older plane was for sale. The former federal aviation inspector noted in a Fox17 interview:
“I always wanted to do one, since I was 12-years-old, and I just wanted to make an airplane out of a motor home,” said Lucci. “The truck won’t fly, but the airplane drives.”
Lucci believes his creation is the only of its kind and during the process, he made special care to keep and use as many aviation parts as possible. For example, the wheel wells are old jet engine covers and the paint reflects an older 50’s era aviation-themed paint job.
It’s built on an International Truck frame and gets about 8 miles to the gallon.
The videos below from Gino himself give folks a little more insight into the project and readers can visit this link to see more pictures of the interior. This kind of creativity is exactly what many travel starved folks need to see more of! We love it.
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