Prototype Construction


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 […]


22 days and counting

That is right, only 22 days until Sun’NFun. We are having a the first annual SPA Sun’NFun BBQ on Friday, the 30th time is TBA. Come by the booth – N034 – to get directions and details. The Panther Prototype Build Club will be diligently working away this week on finishing the spar assembly, fuselage, […]


Test Spar Assembly

The spar is really coming together. What a shame we are going to have to break this beautiful spar! We have been reaming out holes and deburring, prepping for riveting. Total assembly time to date, including cutting out spar caps and manually cutting/drilling the outer spar web, is about 8 hours. We are pleased with […]


Weekly Update

              We have been busy at the Corvair College, setting up websites and working on spar details. In the past weeks we have formed the test ribs and added flute locations to the form blocks. We also “tweaked” the nose of the rib blanks so they form better. I’m […]