Fuselage


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 […]


Production Updates 3 comments

We now have 8 production fuselages off the production line along with most of the welded components.  They are going through final QA and touch up before going to the powder-coat shop.  The goal is to have them there on Monday morning.  We also have the forward fuselage side and belly skins being run at […]


Quick Fuselage Update and SNF Reminder

The fuselage is back from the powder coat shop and it looks really good.  This fuselage is for beta builder Bob Woolley who is building the Panther Sport version with the Lycoming 0-320.  You can see the engine mount below as well.  If you are coming to SNF come by the booth N-032 and you […]


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 […]


Panther Tail Cone

We have test fit the Panther tail cone parts and all is coming together nicely.  These are the first of the matched tool parts and we are happy with the results! We also finalized much of the fuselage this weekend – very happy with how things are going.  Fuselage tubing kits coming soon – full […]


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. […]