This is where we are the summer of 2004, roughly three and one half years after construction began. Current priorities
include sanding sanding and then a little more sanding. After partially installing some systems only to take them out
later, I have decided to complete the airframe before installation of electrical, brakes, engine, etc..
It is much easier to sand the bottom while the fuselage is in the space shuttle position. I have actually gotten
quite good at tilting it back this way. It will rest on the bottom of the firewall and outboard wing attach points.
You just remember to tie a rope onto the canard bulkhead so you can get it back down again.