Well, it’s coming up on about 2 months since I’ve been back on the build. I have a few canopy tasks (latch handle, left side seal, interior paint) to complete to get it very close to 100%, minus exterior finish and paint.
Over the last couple of weeks I was able to get my 3D printer back online which has helped immeasurably in modeling parts, especially for the canopy latch handle. In addition, I was finally able to resolve my issues with the plasma cutting table and to get back to being productive with that. In fact, I just cut test panel #3 out of thin 22 ga steel and really think the next cut will be the actual panel. Finally, I am slowly reassembling the milling machine while converting it to CNC.
I’m currently transitioning off of the canopy (Chapter 18) and onto the nose (Chapter 13). After a few more canopy tasks over the next week and when the nose is near completion, I’ll start on the strake build (Chapter 21). The final big airframe assembly will be the winglet/rudder install (Chapter 20).
That’s the plan . . .