We were given 90 days to tear down our assembly line, clear our warehouse space and move N724DT out of the space that we had rented for 8+ years. So that pushed building the plane from the middle burner clean off the stove. I did manage to glass an area around the parachute rocket, foam fill an area just in front of the Instrument Panel, skim coat the entire fuselage and sand the skim coat on the fuselage's bottom. Total work time: 54 hours
December 31, 2016 marked the last day of my BSA Troop 191's 28 year existence with its 32 Eagles and countless high adventure memories of Christ-centered, father-son bonding during camping, skiing, rappelling, mountain climbing, shot gun shooting, caving, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, sailing, etc.
Simultaneously, Platform PRO, Inc, closed shop at Janus for a 2 year sabbatical. This decision catapulted finishing N724DT into my job #1. The first time in N724DT's 40 year history to hold that position! Over the years, as a result of countless God-inputs, I have come to realize that getting N724DT into the air MUST be accomplished before I will be allowed success on larger life- projects. I'll not know if the above understanding is true, until N724DT flies.
It has taken 4 months to move Platform PRO, Inc and N724DT, organize and get ready to, once again initiate building our LongEZ on April 3, 2017.