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WarbirdsNews welcomes a new partner, MySkyCart.com. The company manufactures airline galley carts which you might not immediately associate with vintage military aviation, but they have a new line of products decorated with airline and vintage WWII nose art which are sure to intrigue many of our readers.

The SkyCart is designed and built for use as an airline galley cart, however the company found that it could serve many practical purposes on the ground, and stylishly too. It’s essentially a sturdy, multi-draw chest on wheels, but built for an airliner and decorated with a cool aviation theme. What true aviation aficionado wouldn’t enjoy having something like this in their home, office or garage? It’s incredibly useful, versatile and decorative, and you can customize it to your own specific needs.

MySkyCart.com’s owner, Dieter Canje, talked with us recently about how his company got involved with making warbird-themed versions of the SkyCart.

“We live in the Spruce Creek Fly-in [near Daytona Beach, FL] and the business is also based there. There are quite a few historic airplanes at the field. We have three P-51s, a few T-6s and occasionally get visits from other warbirds. New Smyrna Beach is nearby.

We have a number of different motifs which we put on SkyCarts for home or office use. When I was thinking about a cart for our local restaurant here, “The Downwind”, I thought a nose art theme would be very suitable for the patrons. Many of them have a an Air Force or Navy background. I looked through Gary M. Valant’s book “Vintage Aircraft Nose Art”, and selected a couple of pin-ups there, then had our graphic designers re-create them.

The various views of MySkyCart airliner galley cart marked with WWII-style pinup art for an aviation themed restaurant ,"The Downwind", at Spruce Creek Airport, near Daytona, Florida. The stylish and eminently useful cart is at home both on the ground and in the air. Note that the background has an authentic appearance of vintage aluminum aircraft skin....

The various views of MySkyCart airliner galley cart marked with WWII-style pinup art for an aviation themed restaurant ,”The Downwind”, at Spruce Creek Airport, near Daytona, Florida. The stylish and eminently useful cart is at home both on the ground and in the air. Note that the background has an authentic appearance of vintage aluminum aircraft skin….

The idea is still very new and the decision making for more specific nose art will very much depend on how customers react to the two which we have out so far.

One interesting story is the background images for these carts. I could not find anything suitable in the stock photography market. But at the time we had a DC-3 visiting here, and I thought I might be able to take a photo of its skin and use this as background. When I got to the plane I was disappointed that it was painted all over. However, at second glance, it turned out the engine cowlings were bare metal. So, I took a few photos of this cowling and used one of them for the ‘authentic vintage aircraft skin’ background.”

Dieter Canje took the texture and details in his photograph of a worn and well loved DC-3 engine cowling and used it to create an authentic vintage aircraft skin look to the SkyCart trolleys. The results were highly effective!

Dieter Canje took the texture and details in his photograph of a worn and well loved DC-3 engine cowling and used it to create an authentic vintage aircraft skin look to the SkyCart trolleys. The results were highly effective!

 

Another of MySkyCart's WWII pinup-themed airline trolleys standing in front of the DC-3 which served as the inspiration for the aluminum skinned texture and look of the design.

Another of MySkyCart’s WWII pinup-themed airline trolleys standing in front of the DC-3 which served as the inspiration for the aluminum skinned texture and look of the design.

According to the company website, every SkyCart is an authentic airline service cart which can be customized to precisely meet your particular needs on the ground. All MySky SkyCarts are built by one of the manufacturers who supply the world’s leading airlines with in-flight galley equipment. It is built to meet the same requirements as carts in service on commercial aircraft, ensuring quality and durability. Actually, it has been manufactured on one of the assembly lines that supply the airlines and their Boeings and Airbuses.

Specifications:
Height 41″, Width 12″, Length 16″, Empty Weight 29.5 lbs (+ accessories)
MySky SkyCart is a division of MySky Aircraft, Inc., which develops and produces light aircraft models like the MySky MS-1. The company is based in the Spruce Creek Fly-in community near Daytona Beach, Florida.
There is no doubt that the SkyCart would make a bold statement in any home, office or garage, and we certainly like the way their products look. Here’s hoping MySkyCart.com continues to add to their warbird-themed products! We really appreciate the company’s support too!

For more information call MySky Aircraft now at 800. 680.5173 to visit www.myskycart.com

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