Finished sanding and attached pilots cockpit opening to the airframe, another addition that really makes the airframe look like an airplane. Made the brake blocks for the main gear and welded into place, these blocks will keep the axle from twisting when the brakes are applied.This is an item that we have had to design as there were no brakes on the original aircraft. One more main wing spar was routed out this week, only five more to go. Another project in process is the center section ribs, these ribs are built in place on the center section. The center section nose ribs are then covered with plywood back to the forward spar.
Gave a tour this morning of the Sopwith and the build area to the new start first term students. Many showed an interest in becoming part of the student build team.