Builder Tip #99 from HomebuiltHELP 
Take a video Walk: Sebring Sport Expo 2018
What better way to Learn about Homebuilt aircraft - Attend an aircraft show!
If you were unable to attend the Sebring Aviation Sport expo this last week - then watch our little walk through the aircraft vendor aisles. This is a great way to meet the factory reps and talk to other builders in attendance. It was a very windy week - so there were few demo flights to watch this year. Of note were two workshops on the field - one for building Zenith rudders, and another for fabric covering using the water based Stewart Systems.

Another interesting observation was the rather large area set aside for drone competitors . Hopefully, this will not overtake the aircraft displays in the future - drones are growing in popularity. Also, note in the video the age group working with the drones compared to the aircraft display area!

Aircraft at vendor booth
Aircraft at vendor booth
Like to Make your own Parts?
Both methods are popular - the choice depends on your skills, budget and time.  For making parts from scratch we have an informative DVD :   Scratch Building Basics 

It requires a builder with special skills, knowledge, and an attitude complete with persistence and imagination. Not all of us are cut out for a project like this… although most of us can appreciate the rewards that will result!

Details of the fabrication process are explained and demonstrated - such as: how to translate blueprint plans to a form block drawing, cutting, sanding and finishing the form blocks using common tools; choice of form materials (plywood, MDF, particle board, hardwoods, etc); tools for cutting aluminum sheet, (power shears, hand shears, scoring knife), forming rib blanks around form blocks (how many hammers can be used!), fluting techniques for curved edges, cutting lightening holes, various methods for deburring and polishing, sheet metal bending using a home made brake, and much more. 
Bedning brake demostrated
Demonstration of creating rib forms
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