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- Horizontal Stabilizer (49:40)
- Vertical Stabilizer (21:15)
- Rudder (32:15)
- Right Elevator (35:45)
- Left Elevator (30:50)
- Inventory & Setup (9:30)
- Left Wing Prep (54:30)
- Left Fuel Tank (45:20)
- Left Wing Skins (46:10)
- Right Wing Prep (34:15)
- Right Fuel Tank (47:50)
- Right Wing Skins (40:15)
- Ailerons (54:30)
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- Inventory and Setup (7:15)
- FireWall (14:30)
- F-704 Bulkhead (13:25)
- F-705 Bulkhead (14:20)
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- Tailcone (29:30)
- Center Section (35:15)
- Forward Section (52:40)
- Forward Assembly (24:30)
- Skins/Baggage Area (46:30)
- Seats & Seat Floors (30:15)
- Flaps & Gear Mounts (18:15)
- Fuselage Plumbing (14:0)
- Tail Feathers (16:35)
- Front Deck/Firewall (58:50)
Finish Kit
- Electrical (57:30)
- Electrical Part 2 (24:0)
- Canopy (22:30)
- Landing Gear (18:35)
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EAA Chapter 1246 1st Saturday Coffee Donut Get Together -
Every first Saturday of every month, rain or shine, the members of EAA Chapter 1246 gather at McKinney National Airport to be with good friends and visitors to talk Aviation!
The Ultimate Toy Box - EAA
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, EAA 820282, spends his money on some really cool stuff like science, shipwrecks, space travel, sports franchises, rare guitars, and movie props.
EAA Ski Plane Fly-In 2018 - Charlie Becker
EAA's annual event featuring all sorts of aircraft on skis. 25 aircraft in attendance. Over 300 people enjoyed the fellowship and hot chili!
Fly aboard EAA's Ford Trimotor! Right Seat View! - Christopher Freeze
Take a flight with us - from the copilot's seat - on the EAA's Ford Trimotor.
Unchecked Aggression - the Berkut 360 - EAA
Everyone customizes their homebuilt a little. Bill O'Neil, EAA 367019, doesn't know the meaning of the word 'little'. Get the full story of the truly unique Berkut 360 that he calls the Ultra Raptor in the February 2018 issue of EAA Sport Aviation.
Tough and Tougher - DC-3 Conversion to Turbo-Prop - EAA
Basler Turbo Conversions in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is the only company that converts piston-engine DC-3s into turbine-powered aircraft.
The Fun Fly Zone at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 - EAA
The Fun Fly Zone at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is home to all kinds of flying machines, from autogyros and helicopters to powered parachutes, light homebuilts, and the rugged mounts of the Valdez STOL competitors.
Like Father, Like Son - EAA Air Academy - EAA
A love for aviation can run in the family like any other trait. Just ask David Toelle, who followed his father's footsteps through the EAA Air Academy this summer. David's father, Troy Toelle, was a part of the very first Air Academy back in 1984, and his son graduated from the Air Academy some 33 years later after attending in the summer of 2017.
Homebuilt Homecoming - EAA
For many people who come to AirVenture, the Homebuilts area is their happy place. With a variety of types from seas of RVs to singular standouts, it's easy to see why.
EAA Chapter 643 - 2017 Flyin at SkyManor Airport in Pittstown, NJ. - Brent Connelly
2017 EAA Chapter 643 Annual Flyin at N40, SkyManor Airport in Pittstown, NJ.
EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor Takes to the Skies - EAA
A flight aboard this beautifully restored aircraft will have you recalling the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring 20s. Affectionately known as the Tin Goose, this was the largest civilian passenger aircraft of its time. Visit to find out where the Tri-Motor is visiting near you.
The Biggest Little Warbird: One Man's Dream Created by a Trio of Dreamers - EAA
Every story has to start somewhere, but this one is more complicated than most. The complexities are because the histories of the triumvirate involved in the re-creation of Stinson L-5 N60190, Fred Wright, Sam Taber, EAA 96340, and Jim Busha, EAA 119684.
A Visit to Tavares - America's Seaplane City - EAA
While in Florida recently, staff from EAA decided to stop in at America's Seaplane City, the state where there are more registered seaplane pilots than any other in the nation. The city started by building a top-quality seaplane facility on Lake Dora in the heart of downtown. The base has all the things required for seaplane operations. Special seaplane docks, a grass beaching area, and an amphibian ramp to taxi up from the water. It was a very fun time
EAA's Fly Your Plane To Work Day - EAA
While most drove to work on May 10, a few lucky ones got to fly in to EAA's Pioneer Airport as coworkers welcomed and cheered them on.
Magnificent Boeing Plaza - AirVenture 2016 - EAA
There's a sense of awe that comes over you when you see the magnificent aircraft on display every day at AirVenture.

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