I put air pressure in them and held them under water looking for air bubbles
Attaching my carbon fiber leading edges on the flaps and ailerons
I have removable covers over my fuel tanks for easy tank removal
5 gal header tank I built to help ofset the heavier 914 & constant speed prop
My flaps are 100" long
Wing and turtle deck
Hard at work
Bottom of wing covered
Pitot and AHARS are close together in left wing
Pulley for aileron cable
One coat of grey on a few parts
My brother Bruce checking out my work
I have some old plywood signs for work tables
Working the fabric around the handle
The open part has aluminum covering eith a side access door
Most of the back of my baggage area is fabric. The door is .020 aluminum
Fuslage ready for paint booth
Attaching aero trailing edge on landing gear
Covered gear legs
Fabric piece to keep fallen objects from going back under baggage floor
Felix helping with my panel layout
My painting buddies.
Building the cables for the tail end.
A little farther along on my panel.
Making up cables.
Tank is installed and about to put the cover on it.
Tank all covered and ready to go except for a little sealer around the filler.
Flap and trim handle brackets. Lots of lightening holes.
Starting to install the engine.
One inch sleeves I put in firewall for cables and hoses.
Sight tube and header tank vent line.
Dual fuel pumps etc.
This gauge just shows what the pumps are putting out. The more important pressure is what the carbs are getting after the regulator and that is displayed on my Skyview.
Plumbing into my header tank.
Some things hooked up and more yet to do.
Making airplane noises.
I have the fuselage on a rotisserie until putting on the engine. Then I have it on this short stand untill it is almost complete. Everything is easy to reach and the wings stay where I put them because it is all level.
Good times wiring.
My flat splate wingtips and LED lights.
2 lb.battery, wastegate servo, turbo control unit and heater.
Wild West Highlander power plant.
912S with lowered compression, ported ceramic coated heads, ceramic coated pistons, and turbocharged. I can hardly stand the wait to fly this plane!!
Lots of wires.
I like to make separate windshield and skylight.
I made a fitting for my heater hose and water temp sensor.
Double calipers, I like powerful brakes.
Hooking up my remote mounted Dynon transponder.
Finally on the gear legs.
I wait until it is almost complete to put it on the legs because it is so much easier to put it all together with it closer to the floor. My friend Kevin G. helped with the fiberglass work like putting in the naca duct for intake air.
We got our logo on our seats.
Ahh! Finally on those big cushy 31" tires!
Time out for a pose
Lap of Luxury
Marking fuel level sight gauges.
I put 2 gollons in at a time and then mark my sight tube both with the tail up and with it down.
Flying the Wild West Highlander
SuperSTOL Build Pics
In the beginning....
Working on the wings
Prep for covering
Fitting the cowling
Dennis, master coverer
Covering the wings
Dennis, You're the MAN!
Dennis and Phil
Lots of work!
Jason from Stewart Systems showing how to.....Nice Guy! Great Product!
We highly recommend the whole Stewart System, from covering thru paint, with their with their NEW paint!
Steve getting it down
Good Job Steve
Mark is Awesome!
Paint looks good!
Brakes and Pedals....
Engine gets placed
It all gets layed out
This is how it's done....
Little ironing here....
And just so...
covering the new wings
Steve is also the Man!
Dang you're good!
Kevin and Mark: who says you can't get good help these days?
Kevin the human rack...
Setting the wings
How many men does it take to set a STOL wing?
Way past lunch time!
Inside the belly
This goes here....
Nice acrylic windshield from Steve Dentz!
Getting ready for wings
Heat muff and radiator
Behind the panel
Nice and tidy!
And this goes here
Are ya having fun yet, Steve?
I'm seeing some light at the end of this tunnel!
(Steve making engine noises)
Beginning to look like a SuperSTOL
Excellent tail wheel by Jim Pekola, and SuperSTOL shock absorber