Please take a look at the new video for the SPA Spar Rivet Squeezer – the rivet squeezer was recently updated and this video shows you how to use it.
Here is a video from Marc Loftin that is a time lapse of his Panther Sport wing build. Marc originally purchased his kit with the LSA wing option and then decided to convert to the Sport – and did the mods himself (vs buying new skins from SPA). This is a great video to show […]
Sun ‘N Fun 2018 was great this year. We had a wonderful show meeting new builders and talking with our current builders as well. We had Buddy Henson had his Lycoming O-320 Panther Tri-Gear, Ben Krotje had his Jabiru powered Panther LS, Paul Salter had his Corvair 3.0L Panther LS and Jimmy Miller had his […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here we are, just a few days into 2014 and we have an exciting but very simple innovation! As you know – the Panther is designed with folding wings. Dan designed the fuel tanks to incorporate these really snazzy fuel quick-disconnect fittings that work very well. You simply pull the wings out a foot or […]
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. […]
The past two weeks Team Panther has been soaking up some much-needed R&R. Every year we take a wonderful vacation out to see my sister and her family in Destin/Gulf Breeze FL. My Dad also joins us and we spend about 10 days relaxing in the beautiful water in the Gulf of Mexico, with our […]
I started assembling the left fuel tank today with the Flamemaster and things went very well. All of the end or butt ribs had been sealed except for one right one, so I started with that. This way it would have time to cure before I got around to it. I have been mixing in […]
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 […]