I run the aircraft structures program at a technical college in Georgia. Some of our dual enrollment high school students just finished their toolboxes. They are very proud of their work and some have decided to continue with the program upon graduation from HS.
To make it more challenging, we bought the kits from Vans but reverse engineered the parts. Using .032 from our shop, we bent all the parts but did not layout any holes. The students had to do all the hole pattern layout and drilling for each part. Latches were bought at Lowes and piano hinge from ACS.
RV-9 N659DB - Flying since 7/1/06
Hatz CB-1 - Getting close to covering.
Warner Robins, GA
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Donated 12/01/2016. Plus a little extra.
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HS SB, empennage, tanks, wings, fuse, working finishing kit
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.