Fuselage 002

 

 

 

VELOCITY XL

“Dr. Tuky”

N478B

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CONSTRUCTION

 

 

SECTIONS

Wings / Winglets

Canard / Elevators

Doors / Windows

Fuselage

Landing Gear / Wheels

Fuel System

Control Systems

Fairings

Powerplant

Electrical / Instruments

Final / Finishing

Interior

Related Projects/ Ideas

 

 

ASSISTANT

Assistant Builder

Official Photographer

FAST BUILD WINGS / CANARD

Includes completed wings, winglets and canard, as well as molded ailerons, rudders and elevators all finished through primer with Com and Nav antennas installed.

 

 

FAST BUILD FUSELAGE

Includes installed carbon door beams, bulkheads and firewall, instrument panel and conduit ducts with top and bottom fuselage halves permanently joined, glassed and finished through primer; upper and lower cowlings removed and flanged; and doors aligned and attached to the fuselage with internal hardware installed.  Also installed are the landing gear axles, tires, windshield and all side windows.

 

 

UPGRADES / OPTIONS

Interconnected rudder pedals with dual toe brakes, upgraded main wheels, heavy-duty brakes and center keel drop down controls.

 

 

 

TOTAL BUILDING TIME:    4,700+ hours / 78 months to first flight.

 

The building time above does not count planning, research, ordering, task preparation, shop cleaning time, and other associated building activities; which add numerous hours both inside and outside the shop.  After completing the airplane, I estimate that another 20% additional time is spent on these activities.  Also, the log does not consider any building time contributed by friends and family members which add up to the total building time.

 

 

For the most part, the building sequence follows the sections in the manual.  Therefore, tasks grouped in a particular section here probably did not follow my actual building sequence, for which I kept a log.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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