Fiberglass


70 Panther builders! And a Video from this Weekend’s Corvair Finishing School 2 comments

SPA welcomes it’s 70th Panther builder, Mr. Skip Haneline from Nebraska City, Nebraska!  Welcome to the Panther Family, Skip!  We look forward to updates on your build progress. Builders have been successful building and flying their Panther aircraft. This is an exciting time for us and we are happy to share some builders progress photos […]


The Good and the Bad….it’s all Breakfast to Team SPA!

The last few weeks have been challenging, intense, and all around crazy.  We are an intense bunch, except for Travis – our amazing welder, who is the even keeled, reliable and steady workaholic of the bunch.  Don’t get me wrong – we all are workaholics, but Travis is Mr. Rock Steady.  Dan is always going from […]


Close to Wrapping Up the First 50+ Panthers!

Production is in full swing at SPA!  We are keeping the momentum going and we have a very aggressive shipping schedule that delivers (currently) all 53 builders kits by mid March (minus a few minor small back ordered parts….of course)! We recently were at the Sebring Sport Expo and had a wonderful time meeting new […]


Update on …. Everything! 1 comment

We thought potential builders might like to see what an update from Dan looks like.  Here is a recent email that went out to our builders on what we are doing, how things are going and what comes next.  Plus a few photos…. Fiberglass Last week the plugs for the canopy skirt (for the production […]


Production Updates

Just a quick update on what has been going on at SPA over the last couple of weeks. Our welding team dove into the tubing kits and are well under way churning out more Panther fuselage cages. Our powder-coat shop promises our HUGE batch of fuselages and parts will be done this week for pickup. An issue […]


Cages, Mounts and Cowlings

This update is long overdue – but well worth the wait. Our welding, machine and fiberglass shops have been running non-stop and so much progress has been made! They are DONE! The fuselage fixtures AND the Lycoming dynafocal mount. Beta builder Bob Woolley’s fuselage cage is shown in these photos – and goes to powercoat […]


Update on the Panther – Paint Job and Chance to See it Fly

The wings are back from the paint shop and they look amazing! The colors turned out exactly as we hoped. The cowling, canopy skirt and the tail fairings are being worked over by their awesome body guy. Sunday consisted of getting the fuselage prepped for paint. Sanding down proud rivet heads, scuffing and scotch brite. […]


Fiberglass Tips and Keeping It Fun

There were many different tasks going on in the hangar today. We are prepping for inspection so the “all important to-do list” is key to making sure every task gets completed. Sometimes the to-do lists can seem long and overwhelming so a little competition can sometimes help mountains become more like a ginormous hills. So […]