Nieuport 17 back on track

After the rapidly growing student population at the Philli school squeezed the Nieuport project out of its dedicated workspace, it was relegated to a shipping container setting next to the hangar. While this held the materials just fine, it did not allow for any work room. […]

Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter

The pulleys we had been waiting on are finished, the machine work was great. With a little hand finishing they will be ready to install on the Strutter. We are trying to do a little bit of multi tasking, at this time we have multiple […]

Change of Plans

When this project began, the Orlando AIM campus was our newest, and smallest school.  They enthusiastically joined with the other locations in selecting an aircraft and beginning construction.  They settled on a Fokker D-VIII.  As soon as the fuselage pieces were starting to take shape, […]

Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter

All the routing is completed on the aileron spars and now it’s time to glue and fasten them together. The control horns and all the ribs are completed for each aileron,The last piece to be fabricated will be the metal trailing edges. Received the airbrake […]

Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter

Still working on the ailerons, progress is good though. Spent a complete work session just routing out the aileron spars, made a bunch of sawdust. The routing process removed at least 1.5 lbs of wood from each section of the spars and there is two […]

Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter

Busy week on the Sopwith.The ailerons have been the big project, they are progressing a bit slower that we wanted but they will be finished soon. Spent almost eight hours in making the jigs to do the routing on the four ailerons. Cutting the taper […]