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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Meet Panther Beta Builder Robert (Bob) Woolley

Meet Panther beta builder Mr. Robert (Bob) Woolley. Bob, and his lovely wife Sandra, have been friends and neighbors since….well forever. Dan started coming to Haller airpark, which we now call home, in 1985, and Bob was one of Dan’s … Continue reading

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Fuel Tanks, Canopy and Knowing Yourself

Today was a good day in the shop. Bob Woolley, beta builder of the Panther sport version, assisted me with fitting the second fuel tank skin. We followed Tony’s instructions and all went very well. The fuel tank skins are … Continue reading

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Meet Panther Beta Builder Tony Spicer

Being a beta builder for the builder means you get to be the first set of builders for a design. That is great – right? What it also means is you get to work out all of the bugs, figure … Continue reading

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