Category Archives: Fiberglass

Cages, Mounts and Cowlings

This update is long overdue – but well worth the wait. Our welding, machine and fiberglass shops have been running non-stop and so much progress has been made! They are DONE! The fuselage fixtures AND the Lycoming dynafocal mount. Beta … Continue reading

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Panther Fuselage Progress and Other Updates

The Panther Fuselage production welding is underway.  We have a tube kit professionally cut off of a model that Dan designed with the CNC company.  Then the tubes get fitted in the proper fixture and welded.  There a many small … Continue reading

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The weather isn’t the only thing thats HOT in Florida!

The Panther is painted, put back together, GRT installed and back in the air as of this morning.  Here are some photos on the ground.  In flight shots coming up soon!

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Update on the Panther – Paint Job and Chance to See it Fly

The wings are back from the paint shop and they look amazing! The colors turned out exactly as we hoped. The cowling, canopy skirt and the tail fairings are being worked over by their awesome body guy. Sunday consisted of … Continue reading

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Panther Final Touches

We are working on the final touches in preparation for first flight.  Things are going well, and the pressure of the inspection is off so the air around the hangar seems lighter, and more fun.  This is good, because it … Continue reading

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Fiberglass Tips and Keeping It Fun

There were many different tasks going on in the hangar today. We are prepping for inspection so the “all important to-do list” is key to making sure every task gets completed. Sometimes the to-do lists can seem long and overwhelming … Continue reading

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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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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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The Ugly Duckling

We all know one of the most appealing parts of the airplane is the cowling. When we started the Panther project one of the main goals was to design a sexy airplane. All of the design work showed exactly what … Continue reading

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Vertical Stabilizer, Tail Tips and Turtledeck Progress

This gallery contains 28 photos.

Picture gallery showing the vertical tail mount, tail tips and turtledeck aft skins.

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