Instructor Kevin Patterson, Jin Hong, and Brian Henley clamping the stabilizer nose ribs in the jig after steaming the wood.
Work on the Struttrer is progressing much faster now that we have new help. Students Jin Hong, Brian Henely, Chrstal Lewis, Henry McAdory, Eric Rivers, Frank Darrow and James Gibbins are all volunteering on a regular basis and doing a great job.

The horizontal stabilizer is progressing, all the ribs are complete, the metal parts are in progress and the spar has been planed to the correct dimensions. The spar still has to have the routing completed before we can start assembling the stabilizer. The vertical stabilizer is just about ready to be welded, waiting on a piece of airfoil shaped tubing to arrive. We are still working on producing the leading edge for the stabilizer, making a lot of sawdust, but not quite getting the finished product we are looking for. Ran the Rotec 3600 run stand and as usual it draws a crowd. We are getting it broken in and have been able to run it at a higher RPM, sure sounds great.

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