|Building a Glass Goose|
The magic is in your hands
Homebuilding is the solution that more people are discovering to the
high cost of owning an aircraft. "13,467 Homebuilts registered - that many
more under construction... As manufactures drop out, kit builders assemble
If you can assemble a bicycle or a go-kart, you can own a modern, full-featured aircraft for the price of an off-road vehicle. You supply the engine and instruments and use the Magic in your hands to complete the Glass Goose yourself! The kit is complete with fuselage, wings, canopy, wheels, brakes, tires and all the hardware necessary to complete the airframe, landing gear, and control systems. The assembly instructions are clear and concise and you won't have to worry about doing welding or machine shop work. In fact, up to the final wing attachment, you can build the Glass Goose with common hand tools in a two-car garage!
The Glass Goose is a refined, state-of-the-art composite aircraft in
kit form, enabling the purchaser to own a truly fine aircraft for the price
of an off-road vehicle. Being amphibious, it provides capabilities
impossible for mere land planes and being composite, it is not subject
to problems common to other airplanes such as corrosion. The training and
support from Quikkit take the mystery and effort out of the kit building
process and substantially shorten building time.
Miracle of Composites
A Builders Perspective
Paul Proulx: Before starting to build my Glass Goose, I had never worked with epoxy composites in my life. With the two days of training at the factory and the superb instruction manual included, I was ready to get started right on the airplane. The manual begins explaining the basic techniques of working with composites and the tools required and builds your skills from there. The manual starts with the first layups in a non-critical and less visible part of the airplane. By the time you are where workmanship counts, your skills have been honed to the point where there are no worries.
The great thing about building the Glass Goose is, there are no really expensive tools required. A saber saw, rotary grinder, drill press, hair dryer and sanding blocks are the most used tools in building. The neatest and most indispensable tool I bought were permanent sanding blocks from a company called Perma-Grit.
Overall, the project has been pretty easy and lots of fun.
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