Ed Warnock, our Executive Director, has visited the workshop in Bend and has the following report. Photos by John Miller.
I was amazed at the progress since we were there last. It is visually quite impressive.
The main shop is completely filled with wing construction and a second shop is mostly full with Perlan parts and equipment. As the foam plugs are being assembled and aligned you can see clearly the massive size and area of the wings.
The gigs that will keep the aerodynamic shape in perfect alignment are completed for the cockpit, boom, vertical stabilizer and horizontal stabilizer are completed.
Molds that will be used to make final parts are finished for the seat rail bulks, bulkhead and front and rear instrument panels are finished
Final construction of the stabilizer is beginning. They are beginning to make the foam core that will be part of the skin “sandwich.”