This week we layed out and welded our fuel tank, fourth term student Jeff McCravy did an excellent job welding the tank. The tank will hold 33 gallons of fuel. The original tank for the strutter held over 60 gallons.
We continue to build small parts and ribs, we are down to about twenty ribs to finish. Hope to have the observers area covered with plywood this week, may have to steam the wood to get it to conform to the shape. Henry Mcadory continues on the center section spars, the milling should be finished this week, the installation of the center section spars will really help us progress on the cockpit area. The cockpit controls are all completed, we just have to wait until the center section is in place before we can place everything else.