Head Start Program
Realizing that many SeaRey builders would like to get in the air as soon as possible, we have developed our 'SeaRey Head Start Program'. A builder schedules to come to our facility and completes the major assemblies alongside our knowledgeable staff. Three different stages of construction are available. Fees include rental of our space, tools, and knowledge.
Stage 1: Assembly Of Flying Surfaces
Assembly of all Flying Surfaces, to include:
- Pickup of your Searey LSX kit at the Progressive Aerodyne factory.
- Wings - Spars, Compression Struts, Drag / Anti-Drag wires in place, Wing Ribs installed, Wingtip, & Leading Edge Cuff Installed
- Ailerons (Frise Ailerons rigged in our custom jigs)
- Vertical Fin
All surfaces will be ready for fabric.
Stage 2: Covering Of Flying SurfacesCovering of Flying Surfaces, to include:
- Everything included in Stage 1 above, plus:
- All flying surfaces noted above are covered in the PolyFiber process
- All Pinking Tapes applied
- 1st brush coat of Polybrush applied
The builder will have to apply the remaining PolyBrush / PolySpray coats prior to final paint application.
Stage 3: Assembly of Fuselage
Assembly of Fuselage, to include:
- Everything included in Stage 1 & Stage 2 above, plus:
- Aluminum fuselage frame is assembled
- Airframe mounted into the hull
- Retraction system tested with microswitches installed
- Nose deck fit and temporarily attached
- Turtledeck fit and installed
The builder will have to install the Windshield, Canopies, Electrical, and Engine Installation. To allow Electrical & Fuel Lines to be run, only one side of the pylon side covers will be attached.
At the completion of the contracted Stage requested, the owner will be responsible for transporting the aircraft to home base for completion within 10 days, or a nominal storage fee will apply.