This is the raw material. It may look complex, but really, forming parts is simpler than I imagined before.
When visiting this web site, you will notice that I focus strongly on plans building activities. Some tasks are quite tedious, but it is always satisfying to find out we can do it.
Some benefits for plans building are:
One thing that I want to make clear is that it
can be done. Of course, some investment in tooling is required...
but it is still less than what would be invested in a kit. Additionally,
if like me an individual starts with absolutely no metal working skills,
some parts will need to be made more than once before quality is good enough.
I spend many hours working on simple parts, as
I get experience, it is becoming simpler to make those parts.
Zenair and Flypass offer construction workshops.
Considering the effort I have invested in my rudder (learning simple skills),
I would recommend attending that seminar.
Miscellaneous Parts that I made (not categorized)
When building from scratch, what is important is your network of contacts and also your suppliers. The gentleman below is André Létourneau, an airplane enthusiast. André is building an Osprey amphibian airplane in his hangar in Beloeil (near Montréal). He also sells materials to local homebuilders like me. His prices are very competitive and himself is very friendly and helpful.
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