COPPERSTATE Workshops

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Each COPPERSTATE Workshop is led by an experienced leader in the craft. The Workshops are an excellent way to get started learning a new skill. You’ll be introduced to the materials, the knowledge base and the guidance materials that you’ll need to continue your journey of self-education.

Not every workshop has the same structure. Each workshop leader is authorized to schedule and run the workshop as they see fit. You may contact the leaders via email prior to the event.

Plan 2 hours for each workshop.

Friday, October 27

Composites*

11:00 AM Forum Tent #3 LECTURE

12:01 PM Workshop Tent WORKSHOP

Fabric

9:00 AM WORKSHOP

Sheet Metal

9:00 AM WORKSHOP

2:00 PM WORKSHOP

Saturday, October 28

Composites*

11:00 AM Forum Tent #3 LECTURE

12:01 PM Workshop Tent WORKSHOP

Fabric

9:00 AM WORKSHOP

Sheet Metal

9:00 AM WORKSHOP

2:00 PM WORKSHOP

*Composites is a two session workshop. A lecture is first delivered one hour prior to the workshop schedule in one of the forum tents. It is then followed with the hands-on layup work in the workshop tent.

Workshop Leader Biographies

Sheet Metal: David Wilcox

David has built a Sonerai aircraft and extensively repaired a Sonex.  He is licensed mechanic, although has spend most of his career as an engineer at Honeywell.  Currently retired and living in Payson AZ.  He is an EAA Technical Counselor and performs experimental condition inspections through his company Vortex Aviation.  david.2.wilcox@icloud.com.

Composites: Gary Hertzler

Builder of the VariEze composite aircraft which has over 4000 flying hours and currently holds the CAFE Challenge efficiency award  plus a World's Record closed course distance record for its weight class.  Gary manufactures high performance propellers for high speed Amateur Built aircraft.  Just two sessions for composites, so plan ahead. hertzler@yahoo.com

Composites: Terry Schubert

Terry Schubert grew up with model airplanes and began flying at 15. He rebuilt several certified airplanes but found their performance lacking. He built a Long-EZ, which made its first flight in 1986. As 25-year editor/publisher of the international canard type Central States Association newsletter, he has hosted many efficiency modifications on his Long-EZ, accumulated a world altitude record and flown it over 4000 hours.  jschuber@juno.com

Fabric: Marty Feehan

Marty Feehan will be presenting this year’s Fabric Covering Workshop for Stewart Systems.  Marty is a 30+ year Industrial Arts Teacher, private pilot, EAA member and active homebuilder.  His Wag Aero 2+2 is in the finishing stages of construction and covering.   Marty began using Stewart Systems in 2014 and was one of Stewart Systems instructors at Airventure 2017.  Marty’s approach is directed toward successful covering and painting in the homebuilder's shop.  Marty also conducts three-day workshops using Stewart Systems.   Three-day workshops allow each participant to completely cover and paint a steel tube assembly.  MartyFeehan79@gmail.com  marty2+2.com

Fabric Workshop Description

The Fabric Covering workshop will allow each participant to cover a small steel tube frame using the Stewart Systems waterborne process.  12 stations will be available for hands on covering instruction.  Each station can accommodate two attendees working together.  The workshop will begin with a discussion of the the waterborne system of covering followed by the hands on covering of the frames.   The instructor will be available in the Stewart Systems booth following the workshop.