For the next two sessions, the majority of students continued with the same projects.
The right gear leg was installed into the fuselage, allowing the wheel and brake assemblies to be attached. Meanwhile, the upper and lower cowlings were temporarily attached and fitted to the front of the plane, in order to be marked up for hinges.
Pro-seal work continued on the fuel tank. The students helped fabricate fuel return lines and the float arm, attach the mechanical fuel gauge, as well as installing the fittings for the tank vent. After that, a little cleaning was done with rubbing alcohol and acetone to remove any excess sealant left on the surfaces. Never hurts to practice good aesthetics!
Regarding the tail section, fairings were the objectives. The tailcone upper and lower, as well as the rudder and vertical stabilizer tip fairings, were all trimmed, deburred, and fitted in their respective places.
With schools out of session, that means the summer break has officially begun! TF3 will be taking a temporary break, however there will be some optional sessions throughout the hiatus, which students are encouraged to attend. Production will slowdown for a few months, but please stay tuned for any summer progress and achievements! Enjoy the sun and rack up some flight time!