I must be crazy to think I can do this in such a short amount of time, but I have a goal to have the plane ready for Oshkosh! My Dad and I decided that we are going to shoot for Oshkosh this year. We tried to go last year in my Sonex, but our trip was cut short when an oil leak developed when we were 2/3′rds the way up from Texas. This time I’m living in Connecticut and I’ll drive there with my family. My Dad will fly from Seattle to Milwaulkee and meet us there. Hopefully I’ll have a Ragwing Sport Parasol being trailered up with me.

I don’t move into our new condo (with a garage) until March 1st. I’d like to have the plane done by the first of June so that I have a month and half to do all test flying and work out any bugs before trying to take it to Oshkosh at the end of July.

Here is my plan:

  1. Finish all wing construction 1st half of March
  2. Finish all fuselage construction 2nd half of march
  3. Do pre-assembly including preliminary weight and balance w/out engine to determine best  engine package by 1st part of April.
  4. Cover fuselage and wings by 2nd half of April.
  5. Paint airplane the first half of May
  6. Install engine and instruments 2nd half of May
  7. Finish all final details of airplane as needed in the first week of June!
  8. Start Flight Testing in Early June!

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