It has been a busy year working on my 9A.
And while I'm not done with the year yet, I'm starting to wind down with only a couple weeks left, and one of those on vacation skiing!
Last November we made the decision to move from our house to the other side of town to live on an airstrip. This has turned out to be just a great decision. It is a wonderful neighborhood (07TS), and the knowledge base of all things aviation is incredible. While I lost about 2.5 months building time with the move, the help I've received has made up for it several times over.
I started working on the Fuselage right after new years this year. And as my wife will tell you I have been a bit "focused" on the project.
With the help of a couple friends we got her up on her wheels, and mounted the engine Monday night!
I still have a lot of work left to do, but I can show people pictures and it really looks like an airplane now
My hope is to get her done and flying sometime next summer. I think that is reasonable, but we will see.
Still trying to decide if I want to paint it myself, or have it painted. Right now I'm leaning towards painting it white myself, then having a wrap applied in a Texas flag motif (wife's idea).
Now, to figure out how to plumb an airplane engine, and how to fit a cowling!