A mysterious wooden box was spotted in the back corner of the hangar this morning. The students and mentors were treated to the arrival of one very valuable and important component...the engine! So a few students helped to inventory the kit before jumping straight into disassembling it to add in extra components such as the cooling duct.
Further work continued on the empennage pieces. For the stabilator, the box spar and ribs were constructed and riveted together. The anti-servo tab involved some flange, rib, and control horn riveting.
The canopy bubble was positioned and match drilled into place. Then, with the help of some duct tape the side skirts were also situated and drilled in their proper areas.
Work began on the top and bottom cowlings. There was lots of trimming and sanding done to shape and fit the pieces.