Hello to all..
I just wanted to make my introducton on the forum and say thank you to all who are sharing great information and experience with their projects.
I'm starting construction on Hatz Classic # 41. Rib construction is well underway and should be complete by the end of the summer.I ended up buildingthree jigs before I was happy with the one I'm using and it works great. I'm very pleased with the quality of the ribs that are being built.
I plan to finish the wings and center section and be ready to cover in two years. I still haven't decided if I'm going to go with metal or covered ailerons. I like the look of both and would love to fly a Hatz with both to see if there is much difference in control pressure and feel. Anyone out there have ideas or experience having flown both?
I plan to purchase a frame from Jeff Shoemake with a few small changes added in during construction. I like the idea of an adjustable stabilizer and want to incorporate toe brakes and a control lock system taken for the Grumman Ag Cat that I flew for 14 years.