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Air Force Veteran Transforms World War II Aircraft Into ‘Fabulous Flamingo’ Motor Home

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A former U.S. Air Force master sergeant has put his life’s work to use in a very unique renovation. Wanting to build himself a motor home, he repurposed an old World War II airplane into a functional, mobile living space, naming the 300-square-foot RV the “Fabulous Flamingo.” As a child, Gino Lucci of Michigan watched his father and uncles build their own RVs. After becoming a pilot and aircraft mechanic, Lucci—who owns the airplane salvage company Round Engine Aero—decided he could build his own from a plane. “It took about 40 years for that dream to become a reality,” Lucci told The Epoch Times via email. In 2018, Lucci and his then-19-year-old son, Giacinto, teamed up to scout for raw materials. Searching satellite images, Giacinto came across the perfect aircraft at an airport in Rolla, Missouri: the 1943 model RD-4. “It was part of a freight operation,” Lucci said. “A tornado …

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