A CHRISTMAS UPDATE ON THE PRODUCTION PROGRESS
Courtesy of member Harold Thomas
Link to a six minute video of
the newly certified plane
Courtesy of member Ben Thompson
CERTIFICATION PHOTOS– WOW!
A quick update from the Quest factory shows Serial #0001
painted with the new ember color and nearly ready for delivery.
Most of the conformity items for these first two Kodiaks are completed. The FAA Flight Test and Standard Air Worthiness inspection are scheduled for this week. Until we receive the Quest Production Certificate, each Kodiak will be inspected by the FAA for conformity to the Type Certificate already granted. This is the normal process for a new aviation company and we anticipate the PC to be granted sometime next year. This does not keep Quest from building and selling Kodiaks. Pray much for the Quest Team as they work through the issues inherent in the magnitude of this complex effort.
This corner close-out stretchform part has been very
difficult, but at last it is
being mastered on #0003
The #0005 floor is now in the fuselage jig.
The #0006 fuselage floor is out of the floor jig and into the belly skinning fixture.