Well, a good much of the airplane build is now resting comfortably in storage in North Carolina for the time being. As I’ve said before, I will work hard to make this transition from Virginia to North Carolina as minimal of an impact as possible on the build completion timeline.
As for the build, the primary top structure of the nose is complete, but I will continue to meddle about in getting the front nose hatch and aft nose cover both functional and securable. The canopy install is still pretty much at the beginning stages, and does need to be completed to a good extent since I want the canopy installed when I transport the fuselage down to NC at the very end of July.
In lieu of the considerable progress I’ve made on the build over the past few months, I’d like to keep that going by making a good effort to spend a couple of hours a day –no more– on the build to at least realize some progress on it during the transition.
But, the reality is that I still will be putting the build pretty much on hold after this trip to focus on prepping my current house to sell. My estimation is that I’ll be offline in my full time build efforts for a minimum of a month, and perhaps well over 2 months. Again, I of course will make every effort possible to minimize build downtime.