EAA Chapter 846

Wadsworth, OH

Members Projects

We have a group of very talented members. They fly, instruct, and some have even built their own aircraft. Need a little inspiration or maybe even some ideas for your own build? Our members are happy to share. Ready to be impressed? Here are the stats:

54 - Built or restored airplanes by 36 chapter members
15 - Projects currently under construction, by 19 builders

Click here for a history of past completed projects!

Current Member Projects:



Current Status

Mike Baker Sonex Fitting cowling
Randy Brooks Rans S-21 Installing landing gear legs
Mike Guenthner RV-8 working on horizontal stabilizer
Paul Hancheck Steen Skybolt Welded seats, soon to install landing gear
Dale Holmes RV-7
Dale Housley Volmer VJ-22 Purchased a project and a new set of plans
Paul/Ron Lutz Rans S-20 Finished both wings and all control surfaces, pressure checked fuel tanks. Started fuselage construction in the shop
Bernie May Zenith CH 750 Cruzer
Curt Speck Zenith CH 750 SD
Joe Stefanini SubSonex JSX-2
Matt/Josh Tomsheck Just Highlander Working on wings and instrument panel
Rob Trout RV-14 Working on the tail cone, riveting skins
Barry Wawrin RV-14A Installing the cowling
Brad Wurst Wittman Buttercup Just started work on the unfinished aircraft
Jim Yurichak Kolb Fire Fly
Jeff Zink RV-7






Project Update: Skybolt

by Paul Hancheck




The Skybolt is progressing slowly. The seats have been welded in and tried out! I am soon to start on the landing gear. 

Project Update: RANS S21

by Randy Brooks


I’ve been working steadily on my RANS S21 project and currently I’m installing the cockpit side and bottom skins. Once that’s complete, I’ll fit up the boot cowling skins and firewall. I installed the main landing gear legs last week to insure fitment. I had to make some minor tweaks to the mounting plates to ensure the attachment bolts will fit properly. I’m still very impressed with the fit and quality of the RANS kit- it makes it great for a first- time builder.


Changing Projects!

by Brad Wurst

Selling the Preceptor Ultra Pup project (no longer fits mission) and recently purchased this Wittman Buttercup project.


                                                              Earl Luce & Brad Wurst with Wittman Buttercup project

A New Project- SubSonex JSX2!

Joe Stefanini is now working on a SubSonex JSX2! This is the single-seat jet that John Monnett at Sonex Aircraft designed in 2011. Joe is working on it in his hangar at Akron Fulton Airport.


Project Update: Highlander

by Matt & Josh Tomsheck



The left wing has fabric on it. The wing is under cambered so we did some additional research on how to apply the fabric to the bottom of the wing.  We are using the Stewarts covering system and have found that to be easy to work with, so far.  There is a Stewart technical representative in Wooster and he was gracious enough to come to my house and he gave us some helpful tips on the process. Josh and I chose to do rib stitching instead of pull rivets or screws.  Between YouTube videos and the covering manual we got it figured out and now moving along great. 

We sent our engine out to have up-graded performance parts installed.  We're anticipating that to be completed and back to us in a couple of weeks.  Josh is working on the final configuration of the instrument panel. Once that is completed, we'll have the final panel cut.










Josh hard at work!



Project Update: Chapter 846 Wind Tunnel

Brian Burke has started work back up on the wind tunnel.  He continues to work on the neckdown section of the fan box and has rough cut the wood for the electrical switch.








And here are some of our member’s current aircraft building projects from the EAA Builders Log website.

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