KAM Aero About Us – Company Bio’s
Randy built all of the precision plugs that we use for laying-up each of the fiberglass parts, as well as the precision plug for vacuum forming the canopy. He also handled all of the paint work on both of the KAM Aero Extra 300KK prototype aircraft, both of Kurt Koelling’s production 300KK aircraft, and on Cam’s personal 300KK.
Randy does all of Cam’s paint work and has painted for Cam for the last 15 years, painting all of the Carden aircraft that Cam has built (over 160 of them!). For those of you having Cam do a full build on your KAM Aero 300KK, you will be getting Randy’s paint.
Randy is truly a magician at applying a paint scheme that accomplishes many thing simultaneously: 1. his paint schemes are exceedingly light (the giants painted by the other painters gain several unnecessary pounds of paint & primer weight – robbing the aircraft of performance), 2. he is able to get full color pigmentation even with his signature very light weight paint schemes, 3. Randy’s color matching of painted parts to the covering is second to none (how many times have you seen an otherwise nice aircraft’s great looks diminished by a poor color match of the painted parts to the covering where they converge?) & 4. most importantly his paint schemes are the most robust & durable out there (including all of those bloated over-weight schemes) with no peeling, chipping, or color fading. Kurt Koelling’s last Carden Pro had well over 2,000 hard unlimited flights on it, plus constant hauling and handling in and out of Kurt’s van, and Randy’s paint was still in museum condition when Kurt retired it to switch over to the KAM Aero 300KK. In fact his Carden Pro is currently hanging in the AMA museum if you would like to check the original paint scheme’s condition out for yourself.
Randy’s full time job is working for one of the premier collector car restoration shops in the United States. Randy does museum grade paint work for this shop, with many of Randy’s paint job’s alone costing more than a new full size luxury SUV does! (These museum grade restorations typically cost several hundred thousand dollars from this shop).