Day 1: Randy (customer service for X-Plane) and I show up at Lancair to go over the kit.
As we tour Lancair, we can took a look at the panel, which is being wired here for each customer.
Then it was time to get to work! Here, I fabricate the fuel and hydraulic tubes.
Now for the good stuff: We close up the stabilizer!
Now for my first screw-up: I botch up a fuel sump!
Now for the major stuff: We install the fuel and hydraulic lines and close up the wing!
Now time for the control surfaces. Here we work on the elevator.
Time to make some endplates, in this case for the ailerons.
And now we make the ailerons.
Now we make the flaps.
And finally the rudder.
And this is how we make and install the windows.
And now we mount the horizontal stabilizer.
And now we swing the gear.
Darn! Time to go home!
This two weeks was as fun as any vacation I have ever taken, and my next airplane is beginning to take form! My first build-session over, the Evo looks like an airplane, and it's next stop is RDD, the company that will help me with the completion! Thas has been so fun so far that I wish I could take a longer vacation from X-Plane-10 coding than only 2 weeks!