But, I admit to being a little antsy about seeing the final product, of course, and George Virnig was good enough to send along some pictures.
Here's how it looked a couple of days ago:
There was a time when I considered painting the plane myself. I bought a larger air compressor than I really needed for construction. I bought the EAA book from Ron Alexander on how to paint your own plane. But I slowly came to realize that I couldn't possibly do anything dumber. I don't have the patience for the prep work that's required, I don't have the equipment or facilities, and I sure as heck don't have the expertise.
Not like the guys in Hibbing do.
Need proof? Here's what George sent me today...
For reference, let's go back to the original design.
Things seem to be coming together nicely. I have an FAA physical next Thursday and pretty soon I'll have a determination whether I can get a special issuance to fly again.
A lot of people have asked me, "is the plane still for sale?" Ask me next Thursday.