Sopwith Strutter

It has been a busy week for the Strutter, after a few tries we have gotten the center section where we want it and it is welded in place. The spars fit as they are supposed to and now we can start assembling the center […]

Sopwith Strutter

Another week’s work on the Strutter has gone by. We decided last week to make a change to the airplane which required a few changes to the fuselage. We decided that since we are making a training version of the Strutter that it needed dual […]

Sopwith Strutter

As indicated in the above photo Charles Wills and Patrick Thompson are hand forming the aileron control arms, sure would be nice to have the forming presses Sopwith had when they were making these aircraft in 1916. Mr. Willis a 2nd term student drew and […]

Sopwith Strutter

Another productive week has gone by with many small parts under construction. We are fabricating the upper wing attach brackets, Charles Willis has laid them out and is trimming them to the dimensions called out in the plans. We have made the drag anti drag […]

Sopwith Strutter

The work on the Strutter is moving along at a good pace. One group led by second term student Charles Willis is making the control parts for the ailerons, a lot of hand work, filing and grinding. The Spruce has arrived for the ailerons, so […]

Sopwith Strutter

The students are off this week for spring break, but work continues for the Strutter. Jeff McCravy and Mr. Patterson have been building the air brake moveable panels, they should be finished by the end of the week. Henry McCadory has been working on the […]

Sopwith Strutter

A good week here in AIM Atlanta, we have three more first term students helping in the build area. They are Jessica Klos, Patrick Thompson and Charles Willis, these students are going to be a great help on the build. This week we have numerous […]