Glad to have another 701 builder that is early in the process. I placed my order on Oct 29th and had to wait until 19 Jan. to get it. In the interim I did a lot of research, built my 13' x 4' worktable and the slat jig. I also found another 701 builder about 40 miles away (the FAR west side of Dallas/Ft. Worth ... I'm on the far east side). He borrowed my slat jig and built his slats, so I know the jog works.
I'm just in from the workshop (nice weather here) finishing up the skinning of the horiz. stab. Tomorrow AM I will drill out the top side for A4 rivets then de-burr and rivet to complete the stab. I hope to start on the elevator in the afternoon.
I ordered a Viking engine (late August is the earliest delivery) and received my steel bungee yesterday/ My only other mods are the folding wing option and I completed the parts for the no-fuselage-slot flaps mod that's adapted from the 801.
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