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Tantrum1

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Hey gang! Well I know its been some time since I posted, but we are at the point on the wing that some steps are taking a long time to complete. Its big progress but not much interesting stuff to show you as often hahaha. So to recap, as you can see above we completed the load/stress test on the wing and have moved on to the fill and sand portion. I made my own fill using microballoons and west systems. after a few experiments it turned out to be lighter then super-fil, and seems to be just as easy to use. It sands decently. We were also asked to participate in a local car show this past weekend, and it was a big hit. We got a few more people to our facebook page which is always great for the exposure! So here we have the top surface of the wing filled, sanded(somehow was even able to get the wife to help!), then primed and ready for more sanding. Then we have the airplane at the show.As usual thanks for stopping by!
Mark

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Tantrum1

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Hey all! Things have slowed down a bit as I'm in the middle of getting an annual done on a friends Cherokee as well as getting some flying in.
Spent some time making some carbon floor boards. hoping to finish up the last odds and ends of welding this week! Then the chassis will go out for paint!
Thanks for stopping by!
Mark
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Tantrum1

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Alright! Good news!! Finished up the last of the welding and fitting of the floor boards and side walls, and spent a few days prepping, but the chassis is officially out to paint!! After it comes back I should be beginning the final assembly! That being said still lots to do! Finally assembly includes wiring, plumbing, installing all necessary components and running all engine controls as well as among other things! Still lots to go but we are always moving forward! October should be a pretty productive month, I have a week off that is dedicated to the build. Fun times!
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Tantrum1

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Good day all! We were able to finally get a nice no wind day to get the wing out side to lay down some high build primer, then get it back into the shop to begin the last stages of the sanding process! Hoping to have this wing finished and set for paint by end of Oct! Here's hoping!
Thanks for stopping by!
Mark
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Tantrum1

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Hey Gang! well my apologies for the lack of posting of the progress lately but my wife seems to think building another hay storage shelter for her horse is more important then building this airplane... (insert sarcasm here)! LOL. Well we finally were able to get the chassis and small bits back from the painter! I really wish I would have had the space to do it myself, but they did do a great job! I've finally got a perfectly smooth surface on the top side of the wing. next step is to verify that its flat and straight, but I'm pretty confident its close. I just need to pick up some guide coat spray. then I will be onto the bottom side. I was aiming to have the wing done and out to paint by mid november but thats not going to happen. So I'm shooting for end of november. I had to put everything partially together for a few photos for a trailer sponsorship contest that i'm in. So that also cut into my time. Anyhow I hope you enjoy the progress, and as always thanks for stopping by!
Mark
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Tantrum1

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Well we're still at it, its sad to think that with all the things going on in this world with COVID and such that its benefited me with more time in the shop. All awhile still working full time. I am a very lucky individual.
As we've been progressing, the wing is about 95% finished. We are just waiting for one last part to arrive so we can finish up the aileron hinges. The wing top and bottoms are completely sanded and ready for paint, i just need to finish sanding the root ribs, and bond in the dash mounts. The horizontal stabilizer and elevators have been sanded down, with micro applied, all pin holes filled and the last coat of high build primer applied. Next step will be to sand down the stabilizer and elevators and then inspect, they should then be good for vinyl wrap then balanced. Also was able to use our new CNC router to fabricate our battery tray mount. Pretty excited about that turned out really well! Still needs a bit of trimming but here it is roughed out. As usual, thanks for stopping by! We appreciate it!

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