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"It's all about the kids."
On the 25th we were given a presentation by Mr. David Hernandez on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.
The wings are starting to look like wings!
Pablo in deep thought.
Mr. Sanchez having flashbacks of his RV-12 build.
Mr. Brasch shows Ethan a new technique on a grinding wheel.
Left, Mr. Northcutt helps the students finish up rib prep, while Mr. Sanchez (above) does the same.
Our August 27th & 28th sessions involved a little finish work on the tail, and more wing spar work.
Mr. Muhs looks over the spar with Jorge, Ethan and Chase.
At right, out come dozens of wing ribs.
I guess this proves there is more than one way to roll up an air hose!
Work sessions 9/16 and 9/17 brought a near close to wing rib work. The highlight was a engine presentation by Mr. H.L. Cooper, (www.azsportflying.com) who has worked around Rotax engines for over 20 years. He has been kind enough to let us look around an engine that he has left in our hangar for demonstration purposes. Thank you Mr. Cooper!
Tomorrow instead of a work session, we are going on a sortie to the Lightning Aircraft West hangar. See the Sortie section for some cool pictures.
Pablo and Brian work on an individual rib, while Jorge and Mr. Northcutt look over the right wing.
Our build dates of September 10th and 11th (NEVER FORGET!) had one group working on the spar, then both groups getting into the boring task of deburring, trimming and fluting all of the ribs.
Mr. North shows the students how a 4 stroke engine works on his iPad while Mr. Cooper observes.
On October 1st, work on the wings continued.
Then we began aligning wing ribs to the spars!
Work starts on the wing spar.
Mr. Cooper talkes engines.
Our newest student Brian works on a rib while Jorge and Mr. Jordan looks on.
We have completed our tail kit and on August 21st. 2017 began working on our wings. The first tedious task is to inventory each and every part (well, we don't count each rivet) and check them off a list.
Took a break to learn a little about the Rotax engine. This used engine is on loan to us for demonstration purposes. We still have to buy our own! (Please donate! Wink, Wink!)
In the preceding 3 pictures, Jorge is the team leader this night. He reviews the plans while Chase and Andrew complete the work.
On September 24th we started out with an intro to electricity class taught by Mr. Jordan.