Text, photos, and website
Copyright Nick Pfannenstiel (303) 725-5439
Yesterday we assembled the plane after everything was done being covered and
painted. Aside from getting some cool photos, we did this so we could get a
"phase" weight and balance. This far into the build, and just before arrival of
the engine, it is critical to make sure we're on track with weight and
stability. As is, it's looking like we'll be able to meet our goal of 750 lbs
empty. As far as stability is concerned, we'll need to make sure the
engine-related items are properly placed within the cowl. I have no real
concerns, which is good, as the expected first flight should (hopefully) be
sometime in June 2019.
Please note the rivet and panel line detail on
the fiberglass wheel fairings. The cowl for this particular plane is going
to be aluminum and all fairings will eventually be offered in aluminum as an
option to fiberglass.
Tiger Aircraft, Inc.