Category: Aircraft

About the Project

We are building a 2 person seaplane that was ordered as a kit. It is a Searey flying boat seaplane kit manufactured by Progressive Aerodyne.  There are about 500 models of this plane that are currently flying which makes it one of the more popular small kit planes.  The plane can currently be purchased as…

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Trial fit fuselage in hull 10/29/15

We worked on trial fitting the fuselage in the hull. We cut some holes in the rear of the hull and also changed the pedal footrest to provide more legroom.   We need to get a hoist, this thing is getting heavy! Rounding off the push/pull aileron holder because it was hitting the hull. We…

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Inventoried Wing parts, tested Gas tank 9/7/15

We riveted some cable clips to the boom tube and did some testing of the aluminum gas tank.  We rinsed the inside of the tank with water and removed at least one aluminum shaving. Then we put some plastic npt plugs in it and did some rudimentary pressure testing.  We’re going to get the fuel tank…

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Project History

I ordered the kit in 2007, it arrived in July 2008.  We built the fuselage in 2011 and resumed building in the summer of 2015.   We took the fuselage completely apart in 2015 and put it back together again so perhaps that counts as a fresh start. I’m using this blog as a builders…

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