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 […]
The Panther Fuselage production welding is underway. We have a tube kit professionally cut off of a model that Dan designed with the CNC company. Then the tubes get fitted in the proper fixture and welded. There a many small fixtures, which create the sub pieces of the fuselage – then the sub pieces are […]
Like all airplanes the Panther was designed with a specific set of compromises. One major goal was ease of build and a low parts count. We would like to give you a taste of what it is actually like to build a Panther, so we are posting here an excerpt of the Rudder section from […]
Dan has been drawing plan sheets at an amazing rate and parts are all coming together. We will be finishing parts up this weekend and tail kits will start shipping out to their new homes by the end of next week. The majority of the plans for the tail kits are done, and will be […]
The Panther is painted, put back together, GRT installed and back in the air as of this morning. Here are some photos on the ground. In flight shots coming up soon!
The Panther reassembly is coming along, but visually not as appealing as we hope it will be in a day or so. The whole fuse is covered in tarp to keep us from scratching it – and getting over spray from the panel getting re-dusted after the expanded hole for the GRT unit. We do […]
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. […]
Here are pics of the vertical and horizontal tail rib blanks. And the turtledeck bulkheads