Sablier - Type 8 Sport Chanute Project 

This is a static restoration. This aircraft, although intended for non professional construction, remains dangerous. In addition, it is not certain at all to find a volunteer to fly.
The Sablier type 8 Sport Chanute of the BAPA was built by Thibaut, a BAPA member, several decades ago. This glider remained unfinished, only two wings were realized. These parts were received by the BAPA in 2013. Thibaut found his Sablier-Chanute back and resumed the construction.
2013 - BAPA receives two wings of a Type 8 Sport Chanute. The glider is incomplete
Summer 2015 - the restoration begins whith the cleaning of wings and construction of mats 
The manufacture of the tail includes the empennage that was made following the drawings. The few inaccuracies in the instructions allowed certain freedoms of style.
2016 - Manufacture of the tail 
The fabric covering of the Sablier type 8 Sport Chanute is traditional and made with a linen fabric.  
Summer 2017 - fabric covering of empennage and wings 
Despite precise work respecting traditional techniques. The first fabric covering failed because of the quality of the fabric. Good to Know. Do not cut corners on the quality of materials. For a few tens of euros saved, tens of lost hours.
The fabric covering of Chanute is used to learn  traditional covering. It is therefore normal that this operation takes time and that some minor modifications are necessary.
The restoration is almost complete. The tensioning of the fabric was put on stand by the winter. Some work of rectification will be necessary. The end of the restoration is expected around September 2018.
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