1. 2. 3. 4. The rib jig for the top wing of our Nieuport 24 was completed this week. Instructor Ric Ryburn showed the students how to lay out the jig incorporating the special characteristics of the Nieuport 24 wing construction. Because of the one-piece, routed cap-strips […]
Day shift student Bill Eyke Found our pilot for the Sopwith Strutter, It is American ace Fredrick Libby. Capt. Libby flew for the Royal Flying Corp from 1916 thru 1917 at which point he returned to the United States and transferred to the US Army […]
Now we have our own isolated area for the Pup build. We worked this week getting build tables set up and wing rib gigs arranged for the ribs to be built. The spars are to ship this coming week from our supplier in BC. Student […]
Just because we haven’t posted lately doesn’t mean that we haven’t been working. It just seems that after the major progress of putting the fuselage together, the work that has been going on lately doesn’t make for very exciting pictures. The students are finding out […]
Our first frame this week shows a student using a rotary sander. This students name is Fasu Konneh. Fasu has made a long trip to come to the United States of America. His home is in Monrovia, Liberia. He wants to earn his Airframe and […]
Waiting for the first materals to show up this week. Hoping to have control surfaces done this month.
Spent this work day building a jig table for the Sopwith Strutter. Quite a large table as the fuselage is 20 feet long with out the engine or rudder. Spent a bit of time trying to level the table, hangar floor not quite level.In the […]
Today was “moving day” here in Dallas. That was good news and bad news for the Pup project. Bad news is we didn’t directly work on the Pup much this week due to the move. Good news is, some of the rooms we vacated to move […]
It’s Friday once again and time to bring everyone up to date on the goings on at Jasta 6. The week was very productive. All of our tooling has been set up and calibrated, more work than we anticipated, but a success! Our build tables […]
[missing image] Waiting for our first parts to come in, then construction can start. Most of the plans have been transfered to english, and full scale drawings are coming together.