This one shouldn't take nearly as long as the first one because all the obstacles that I had to work out in my mind and in actuality are still fresh in my mind. Also, all of the hardware will just switch directly over to this one.
I won't bore you with details as this one will be exactly like the first one right down to the color. You see, I just never had a chance to get tired of it and it looked soooo pretty in the air!
I promise to get some air shots of it this time.
By the way, I plan to scratchbuild a single wing for the leftover original fuselage and make a nice low-wing sport plane out of it. I think it'll make a nice Sunday flyer, don't you? Hmmm....On the other hand, it did have that banana fuse problem...
UPDATE: 9/30/02-The EAA Bipe II is really coming along quickly. It's totally framed up with the engine mounted. Radio equipment installation is one evening's work away.
It basically needs covering and painting to be flight ready.
Not bad for two weeks work...
UPDATE: 10/14/02- Started paint last night. Hopefully I'll finish the base coat today and paint the trim later in the week. At this rate, it'll be finished and ready to fly by the end of the month. I do have to work for a living you know!?
UPDATE; 10/31/02- The Bipe is finished. All it needs now is flying. When the weather cooperates, I'll get her out there for a test hop or two. It looks pretty much identical to the first one except for a slightly lighter shade of blue. The original one is below, the new one is pictured on the right... Six weeks total build time for this one as opposed to 12 weeks for the original.