Wings


Builder Tony Spicer Installs His Panther Wings 1 comment

Panther Builder Tony Spicer has been a leader throughout building his Panther by sharing his experience through photo documentation on the web.  His latest update walks us through mounting the wings.  See more information HERE.  Congrats Tony!  Keep up the excellent work!  From all of us at SPA and from all the Panther builders:  Thank […]


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. […]


Sticky, smelly and everywhere

I started the process of sealing the fuel tanks on the end ribs yesterday. I am dealing with a learning curve here since I have never done this – but all in all it went fairly well. I started by clearing the bench and laying out all the tools I needed and the parts I […]


Fuel Tank Update

I have been working on prepping the fuel tanks this week. Getting the skins fitted to the ribs and updrilled went very well once I figured out how to keep the skin from shifting. Bob Woolley and I followed Tony’s lead and fabricated a cross member to keep the skin pushed down and lined up. […]