There’s always more progress going on with the P-12. My dad is fitting the gear and continuing work on the corrugated control surface skins. It’s pretty cool seeing it on the gear, although I know it’s going to come off again to fix some oil leaks in the oleos, get some paint, and fit the fairings.
I contacted a professional test pilot named Dave Morss and sent him some pictures of the project. He’s a great pilot and has flown a lot of airplanes. He also races at the Reno Air Races every year. Here’s his website http://www.ksql.com/myriad.htm. Although the P-12 won’t be ready for test flights for awhile, I figured that if I were a test pilot, I would like to see the aircraft before it’s finished so I could see the construction details, so that’s what I’m inviting him to do. The last thing I want to do is roll it up in a ball on it’s first flight with my family watching, so even though it will be a bit expensive, I think having a professional put it through it’s paces will be a great investment.