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Sopwith Camel Project is moving ahead

Posted by on Jun 24, 2012

After a too long period of little to no work done on this project, we are now back in gear and moving ahead.  Just to bring the readers up to date, the team estimates that that the steel tube fuselage is 90% complete, the tail feathers are ready for cover, and the landing gear is about halfway done.  The engine sits off in the corner, ready for installation.

Nearly complete, the fuselage sits waiting for the wings to be done.

Completed parts awaiting installation

The current effort has moved to the wings and ailerons.  This means a lot of wood work, and some steel fabrication (aileron hinges).  Lots of gluing, routing, cutting, sanding and fitting.  A new group of dedicated students have emerged and we have seen them logging more and more hours on this projects.  We have a new “blogmeister” in Camron Staples, our Student Advisor.  That should mean much more regular updates to let the world know what is going on in Manassas.

 

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