Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January 2016 - Callair progress

It's Christmas in January! Malcolm sent pictures of more work on the Callair Cadet! As he wrote in his cover note, it's beginning to look more like an airplane.
It's really happening! The fuselage hardware (cables, pulleys, fairleads, etc) are in place and  fabric is going on. In the time between these pictures and this posting, the Polystuff, tapes, etc are going on ...

I can't tell you how encouraging this is ... 

There's a lot of work represented here ... and a lot to come if we're to have this airplane in the air soon. Metal work, plastic work, instruments (overhauled 2 years ago) and engine (overhauled 4 years ago) installations ... I have my fingers crossed and Malcolm is on it.

For a look back at the timeline, see my earlier posts on this one of a kind airplane:

April 2012: http://letsgofly.blogspot.com/2012_04_01_archive.html
June 2012: http://letsgofly.blogspot.com/2012/08/ok-what-now.html
September 2012: http://letsgofly.blogspot.com/2012/09/flying-callair.html
December 2012: http://letsgofly.blogspot.com/2012/12/overnight-to-warmer-climes.html
October 2013: http://letsgofly.blogspot.com/2013/10/on-your-mark.html
October 2013: http://letsgofly.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-little-history-before-we-cut-fabric_25.html
November 2013: http://letsgofly.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-call-aircraft-company.html
November 2013: http://letsgofly.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-callair-restoration-begins.html
March 2014: http://letsgofly.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-callair-progress-report.html
April 2014: http://letsgofly.blogspot.com/2014/04/serendipity.html
May 2014: http://letsgofly.blogspot.com/2014/05/untitled.html
August 2014: http://letsgofly.blogspot.com/2014/08/go-placidly-amid-noise-and-haste.html
September 2014: http://letsgofly.blogspot.com/2014/09/meanwhile-back-at-airport.html
December 2014: http://letsgofly.blogspot.com/2014/12/time-do-fly.html
November 2015: http://letsgofly.blogspot.com/2015/11/update-on-callair-project-november-2015.html

A watched pot never boils. You have to light a fire first.