The wings are a tight fit in a 2-car
Here are all of the fuselage parts. I also got some various other optional
parts from Avipro like the
stringer material, windshield, wing struts, landing gear shock-strut
My Harley looks pissed. He is being displaced by all this stuff. I'm going to be re-locating the Harley to the airport where he will be hanging out under the wing of my Bearhawk until further notice.
Here is a picture of how well secured the wings are in their steel shipping
cages. The parts for the wings are contained inside the wings so I
will have to inventory those when I get them opened
I plan to convert these shipping crates into an excellent builder table. I will show that at a later time.
Here is how they bolt the wings inside the steel shipping
Here is the fuselage as it arrives from Avipro. It's un-primed because
there is still some welding to be done. Minor stuff like tabs, stringer
stand-offs, etc need to be fabricated and welded
The quality of workmanship from the guys at
Avipro continues to amaze
me. These guys are top notch welders and the quality of the kits are
just outstanding. Here is a close-up of one of the weld
I didn't have to search for the best weld to photograph. All of the clusters look this good. I just picked one at random to photograph and show the quality of the kit .
The fuselage comes with the vertical stabilizer all welded in place. Note
that the Patrol has the airfoil shaped ribs on the vertical and horizontal
Well that's it, I am ready to start construction on my new Patrol. I am just completing the annual condition inspection on my Bearhawk, so will get started on this Patrol next week. My plan is to complete the wings first, then move them to a friend's hangar to store them on the wall, while I complete the fuselage.
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