Monthly Archives: February 2013

Fuel Tanks, Firewall, Cowling and Canopy Skirt

I started assembling the left fuel tank today with the Flamemaster and things went very well. All of the end or butt ribs had been sealed except for one right one, so I started with that. This way it would … Continue reading

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Sticky, smelly and everywhere

I started the process of sealing the fuel tanks on the end ribs yesterday. I am dealing with a learning curve here since I have never done this – but all in all it went fairly well. I started by … Continue reading

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Thoughts on cold weather operation, minimum oil temps, etc.

Thoughts on cold weather operation, minimum oil temps, etc..

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Canopy skirt gives the Panther even more dimension

Yesterday afternoon Dan started on the canopy skirt. First things first – cover everything the resin will touch with tape. So after about 4 rolls of wide masking tape along with poster board the Panther looks like a little funny. … Continue reading

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Fuel Tank Update

I have been working on prepping the fuel tanks this week. Getting the skins fitted to the ribs and updrilled went very well once I figured out how to keep the skin from shifting. Bob Woolley and I followed Tony’s … Continue reading

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Sun’NFun 2013

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Meet Dick Fisher — Panther LS Tri-Gear Beta Builder

One of the many fly-ins Dan attended with his Cleanex, and one of his favorite, was the Sonex fly-in held in Crossville, TN. The 2009 fly-in was where Dan and Dick first met. Dick’s love of flight started in a … Continue reading

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