Many different pieces in work.

The engine mounts are being fabricated for our Nieuport 24 airplane. We are also in the process of making our  seat  for our airplane. Three  students  are taking great care in knocking off some rough edges on some very important part for our fuselage. The pieces are small  and they attach […]

Metal and Wood jigs

In building our Niueport 24 (N24) we had to fabricate some jigs, from wood and metal.  These jigs play a vital role in the building of this aircraft. Take for instance the bottom longeron  side piece of the N24. This piece has a bend in it […]

Sopwith Strutter

FINALLY, Our materials have arrived. Now the fun begins. This friday will start laying out the fuselage. Ken Lilja is still working on the drawings, and getting ready to start the wing ribs.

Sopwith Strutter

Day shift student Bill Eyke Found our pilot for the Sopwith Strutter, It is American ace Fredrick Libby. Capt. Libby flew for the Royal Flying Corp from 1916 thru 1917 at which point he returned to the United States and transferred to the US Army […]

Fuselage table

Spent this work day building a jig table for the Sopwith Strutter. Quite a large table as the fuselage is 20 feet long with out the engine or rudder. Spent a bit of time trying to level the table, hangar floor not quite level.In the […]