There are several uses of grounded airplanes. However, the current COVID-19 situation has enabled people to be more creative and productive. Due to the ongoing crisis, British aerospace mechanic, Steve Jones, has managed to turn a 1967 Vicker VC10 jet airliner engine nacelle into a fully customized caravan pod that can easily fit onto a trailer.
Steve Jones took out the engine housing of a jet airliner (number XV104) that previously served in the UK’s Royal Air Force for around 45 years. Later, this jetliner was retired in 2012 after logging in approximately 38,383 flight hours. The airframe of this jet was sent to a scrapyard under the purview of an acquaintance of Jones’. Jones requested this person to provide him the engine part of the airliner to convert it into a customized camper.
Turns out, it’s not the first time Jones has created a camper. But this time, it was quite tricky – as it took him more than six years and 1,000 hours of hard work to create this caravan pod. He made sure to pay attention to every little detail throughout this attempt. After looking at the final result, we must say that his efforts have paid off because his work has also been featured on a British architectural show ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.’
The once-Vicker-now-a-camper is one of its kind creation that has received purchase offers for more than $31,000. Since Jones invested only $4,400 to build it, the sale would certainly result in a humongous profit. However, Jones didn’t create it for profit. According to him, this caravan pod is just for him and his family to spend quality time together.
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