The project made a dramatic change when it came off the rotisserie and sat for the first time on it's own gear. It took six years to get it this far and it looked about half done. The wings would be the next goal along with the engine, instrument panel, cowl, windshield, wiring, rigging and hundreds of smaller projects that took another seven years to complete!
I assembled everything to the fuselage that was completed including the tail, bubble doors, and the turtle deck and it started to actually look like an airplane. It was now time to start the wings!