What mobile homes are not made of to go on a trip with the whole family in a comfortable environment. In Great Britain, for example, there was a craftsman who bought a decommissioned turbine of a long-haul jet airliner for a pittance and made a cozy and very unusual camper out of it. Steve Jones put a lot of hard work into the project to make the dream come true, although at the beginning of the transformation, many thought he was crazy.
Steve Jones - engineer, former RAF technician from Lancashire (UK) dreamed of his own mobile home for many years. Back in the days when he served, long-haul Vickers VC10 airliners began to be removed from flights and written off. It was then that Steve thought that it would be nice to make a house on wheels out of an aircraft engine - the dimensions and streamlined shape of the body are excellent for this purpose.
For several years Steve had been waiting for the moment when one plane would start to be auctioned in parts, wanting to buy something for himself. Naturally, he was only interested in the engine, which he bought for mere pennies and brought home. Neither friends nor relatives could understand why he needed him and what could be done from this part of the plane, but the father of the family set to work. Since he has been repairing trailers and campers in recent years, it is easy to guess that Steve Jones knows a lot about this business.
To begin with, Steve Jones planned out the interior space, the location of the windows and doors, and then removed all the wiring and excess hardware. After he completely "gutted" the turbine, he began to insulate its shell, because a thin sheet of high-quality aluminum is not the best material for thermal insulation of living space.
Considering that the body of the aircraft engine has a streamlined elliptical shape, Steve had to make the lower part flat to organize a flat floor, but with further transformations, difficulties began. The elastic materials fit perfectly on the rounded walls, but it took a lot of tinkering with fixing the plywood, but Steve still managed to fully insulate the capsule and make the interior decoration.
A small area of internal space required careful planning, because 4 people should spend time comfortably in this miniature house at once. At the same time, Steve wanted to accommodate a seating area, a kitchen, a dining area, and sleeping places for all family members.
To increase the volume of interior space during parking, Steve made not only windows and a hatch on the ceiling, but also a hinged side part that you can open and admire nature, enjoy the fresh air and endless space. At night, the living room, which perfectly copes with several functions at the same time, easily turns into a bedroom. To organize an overnight stay, it is enough to expand the sofas, which, when closed, form a double bed for the parents, and for the sons there are two folding shelves on the second level.
Help from the Novate.ru editors: Steve Jones spent 10 thousand hours of hard work and about 5 thousand dollars on a complete reorganization of the huge engine from the Vickers VC10 airliner. When passers-by first saw his unusual camper on the streets of the city, the master was offered 25 thousand rubles.dollars, but he was not ready to part with his brainchild.
Despite the fact that by the summer of 2020 all the transformations were completed, Steve's family did not dare to go on a trip. Now the happy family is waiting for a new summer, and Steve decided to further improve his creation.
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