Quote from David Thatcher Senior: “The aircraft is constructed with 6061T-6 aluminum and assembled on a 16′ table with a 3″X¼” steel angle attached to the side used to make most of the bends in the metal. There are no special jigs required. The ribs and bulkheads are formed over wood. The engineering was calculated at 4 Gs and tested to 5.8 Gs. The airplane is quite simple and easy to make. The main center section and wing spars are made first and the wing attach points are drilled together to set the wing dihedral, the spars are separated and the wings constructed. The completed wings are joined to the center section spar and the center section is built up with the wings attached. Now you know that the wings will fit the airplane when completed. The center section is removed and set on the 16 foot table and the fuselage is built up around the center section. I used mostly Avex flush rivets, which are pulled rivets. This made it possible to build the complete aircraft by myself except for a few operations.”
Note: Materials subject to “Designer” Changes and Adjustments. Listing given to Wicks Aircraft upon Designers request. Prices subject to change without notice.