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    Best HBA project to teach aero industry skills to HS students?

    Update on the aerospace project: I gave heed to much of the conversations above, and decided to submit two options on out grant. One will be a full kit by Rans: RV-12is. Our local EEA rep let me tag along on a local RV-12 build that was about 85% complete. Seemed like a great option for...
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    Best HBA project to teach aero industry skills to HS students?

    I am looking for the best amateur-built aircraft option that will provide high school students the opportunity to use aero industry manufacturing techniques. Because these are high school students with no experience, I need a project that small groups of students (groups of 2-4) can make a...
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    High School Corben Baby Ace Project

    Update: Hardware showed up in mid-May, school semester ended before getting started. Still waiting on the spruce and plywood. The plan is to get the plywood cut into ribs and other parts in time fall session to begin so students can start assembling. On the upside, the NM Public Education...
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    High School Corben Baby Ace Project

    Wood and Hardware finally on the way. After almost three months, our district finance department and aircraft suppliers are officially simpatico and our first order of spars, plywood and some hardware are on the way. Most importantly, the process to order materials has been paved and future...
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    High School Corben Baby Ace Project

    Out of the darkness: Please forgive my absence! (Caution, whining ahead) After a HQ inspection, taking our marksmen to the Air Force championships, setting up our first elementary school STEM camp, taking our drill team to compete at two meets, having two teams go on the Bataan Memorial Death...
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    Mayfield High School "Flying Trojan" Baby Ace

    Mr. Richardson's engineering class is going to town drawing the necessary wing hardware in their CAD program. Fabrication class will upload the parts and cut them out with their plasma cutter. Fritz tells me the water cutters are better because they do not have a heat-affected zone. We'll see...
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    High School Corben Baby Ace Project

    My kids got to open the package yesterday. It was an adventurous ordeal getting it unpacked and figuring out what it was (I let it be a surprise). I wish I had taken a picture of them opening it! I'll get one as they mount it. Thanks to you and your kids little Scrapper! -TheMaj
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    High School Corben Baby Ace Project

    Toobuilder, I know someone visiting the LA area next week. Where would he need to go to pick up some stuff? Maybe... You can message me. -TheMaj
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    High School Corben Baby Ace Project

    Thanks for asking! We are starting SLOWLY! We do not have hands working on it yet. I'm finally getting our account set-up with Aircraft spruce so we can buy wood and hardware soon. They are sponsoring us by giving us a discount. Hopefully I'll be able to order parts this week. -VB
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    Mayfield High School "Flying Trojan" Baby Ace

    The school board officially approved our project with the acceptance of FritzW's generous donation of the Baby Ace. Currently, the AFJRL (Air Force Junior Research Lads) class is dissecting the plans and creating orders for our fabrications class to make various parts for the wing. We have...
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    High School Corben Baby Ace Project

    Mayfield Flying Trojan Project Wish List Attached is our (nearly) complete wish list. It includes 2" pulley, cable of various lengths, bolts, turnbuckles and other hardware, as well as our spruce needs. Not listed is the tail wheel, steam instruments (which are already on their way), Dacron...
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    High School Corben Baby Ace Project

    Thanks to everyone helping with our project! It has officially started :ban: with the first entry of the HBA build log called "Mayfield high School Flying Trojan Baby Ace". There I will keep track of everyone's donations, project help, and our current needs. Students are learning how to read...
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    Mayfield High School "Flying Trojan" Baby Ace

    The "Flying Trojan" build has officially begun with this thread. A Corben "Baby Ace" has been donated by FritzW, a generous member of the EAA 555. Together EAA 555 and several teachers are starting a new Aerospace Career Path at Mayfield High School. Our goal is to instill a passion for flying...
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    High School Corben Baby Ace Project

    Thanks ahead Little Scrapper. I appreciate the effort. That will be a real big deal for the kids to open. Make sure to include an estimated value so we can send back a receipt. -MajB
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    High School Corben Baby Ace Project

    BJC, Thank you very much for your offer and I'm sorry for the delay in responding to your offer. It took a while to learn enough to respond. I conferred with our technical advisor and the Baby Ace is set up with toe brakes. The rudder pedals are already welded together with the brake pedals...
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