I started building my FP202
June of 1992 and completed it in June of 1993.
It took between 600 and 700 man hours to build. Which amounted to 3 or 4 hours a night during the week
and 20 to 30 hours of work on weekends. I had some help from my dad and my girlfriend, now wife in
completing it. It has 350 hours total time on it.
I flew it to Oshkosh in 93 and 94. This
was a 320 mile trip one way and those trips are stories in themself.
Left: the top of the first crate. I have moved since building the
so none of the information is valid.
Center: I would make up 3 ribs at a time which would be a weeknights work. Time to cut and glue would be
2 or 3 hours when everything was taken into account.
Right: The first rib
Left: Main spar being assembled/glued.
Center: Closeup of Main spar root.
Right: Wing tip box glued and waiting for epoxy to cure.
Left: The "boat" fuselage in early stage of being glued up.
Center: Fuselage on the gear and cabin being worked on.
Right: Fuselage with one wing attached. I worked out of a 20x20 garage which required some creative
positioning to fit parts.
Left: Landing gear being assembled.
Center: Stringers being glued up.
Right: both wings, wood work done and in "storage" in the dining room
Left: all assembled for the rigging checks
Center: Time for the fabric
Right: getting the engine mounted.