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Posted by Dave Eichstedt | Feb 11, 2018 @ 12:40 AM | 10,097 Views
It's been quite a while since my last update, but that doesn't mean things stopped moving forward.

I'm building the first prototype right now! I have the empennage done, and today I finished framing-up the fuselage. Wings will hopefully happen next week, but I'm waiting for the wing tube & sockets (and the landing gear) from TNT Products, and I need the sockets to build the wings. On the fuselage, I just have to build the hatch, and assemble some vacuum-formed plastic bits. Right now I have about 30 hours into the build and I'm probably 75% of the way done with the structure, so I think it's going to be a very accessible project for most of you. Maybe not the best first kit build, but great for a 2nd kit.

I've been thinking about how to do the official announcement. My initial thought was to wait until kits are "on the water," but now I think I could benefit from a little build-up, letting you guys in on the project before that point. I haven't wanted to do a build log as the first prototype is just that, a prototype that's pointing me to several small changes needed in the design, and that's before flying it. Hopefully I won't have any major changes needed after flight-testing. The most I can imagine is a small decalage change or fine-tuning the thrust angle.

Once I have the first flight on the first prototype, then I'll let you guys in on the excitement. The thing is, I'll probably do all that on FaceBook. So if you want to see what I'm...Continue Reading