Gordon's SA Kit Planes Explorer Project

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Gordon Pickles is a surgeon by day, and on weekends can be found propelling himself around hills and valleys on a mountain bike, or working on his Explorer project in the hangar at Grass Roots.
He had the assistance of a merry bunch of guys so he did a trial fitment of the wings to ensure that the butt ribs lined up perfectly. The photo shows him proudly taking a photo of his creation. He is meticulous in his work and it is lovely and inspiring to watch the progress on the aeroplane.
Photo 2 shows the aircraft from the 7 o'clock position and reveals that the port wing is silver, whilst the starboard one is still in clear nitrate dope. Both wings are now back on rotisseries and will soon continue the process towards becoming orange/yellow just like the fuzz.