Ribs, ribs, and more ribs

We are cutting many ribs while waiting for our spars and fuselage wood to arrive today. First pic is of Antonio C. Davis cutting ribs and the second pic is of Kesia Franklin and Desi Aviles inspecting and verifying part with the plans.

Sopwith 1 1/2 strutter

Finished the build area with a special rack to hold the spars and an area to secure the tubing. The students are drawing out the fuselage on the build table, We will be cutting tubing by the end of the week. Will be a great […]

Jasta 6

It was a slow week due to the holiday and the efforts we had to put forth to prepare the school for our first Powerplant classes that will start in August. With the departure of Mike Harris, Pete Ihrisky has picked up the football and […]

Hangers installed on the jig table

Last week the bottom fuselage section for our Nieuport 24 was placed on the jig table for final adjustments before welding. The  level would be laid across the longerons and if the bubble in the level was not centered we would insert shims between the low side […]

Spars shipping today!!!

Our spars are shipping today from BC. They will be a customs in Dallas Love Field Monday or Tuesday. Now we can proceed with the rib attaching. We may delay our project to do another wood project. we are thinking of making an arch here […]

Jasta 6

We have received our first shipment of metal and should receive the remainder this week.  Whether we receive the remainder or not we will start cutting metal this week! We also have leveled all of our work tables in preparation for the fuselage build. Our […]