The canard spar was sanded and clamped to the canard fixture. The lift tabs (where the canard will be bolted to the fuselage) were screwed into the center of the spar. The leading and trailing edges for the canard were removed from the foam billets and bonded to the canard spar with micro.
Bonding foam to spars
Both wing spars were sanded on all surfaces and then clamped to the wing fixtures. Foam cores were separated from their billets and glued to the wing spars, and to each other, with micro. Weights were used to keep sections aligned, where necessary, and an aluminum I-beam was used to keep the trailing edge straight.
Taking delivery of the kit!
On 2 May 2016 I showed up at the factory in Sebastian, FL to take delivery of my Velocity XL-RG5 and begin 2 weeks of working on the kit with a factory technician. I had the great pleasure of working with Chad, who has been building Velocity aircraft for over 25 years. The factory staff worked 9 hour days Monday-Thursday and a half day on Friday. During my stay, I worked extra hours after closing and on the weekends. I learned a ton about fiberglass technique and made more progress on my kit than I had anticipated!