Regular Saturday classes have started back up again. Students and mentors have been very productive over the past several weeks. The engine was mounted as planned and students have been busy working on many installation details. The propeller and spinner have been successfully fitted with the bulkheads to the propeller hub, but not permanently. During the last few classes, prep work on the cowl duct installation has involved drilling alignment holes in the engine duct as well as sanding multiple engine parts to allow for a perfect fit. Another important task being worked on is the installation of the aircraft's multiple antennas.
The installation of the rear window is progressing and should be completed soon. In the meantime, time has been spent sanding and filling the wheel fairings and more finish work on these fairings is still to come. Also, the remaining students have been taking their flights in the TF1 airplane and everyone has had a great time!
Check back soon on our progress of the TF3 build as we near the final months of construction.