The BUSHBABY kit comes complete with all the specialized work already done. All welding is done, the ribs are cut, and the flapperons come completed. All the builder makes are small brackets out of the supplied aluminium and steel strips. Following is a list of most of the tools needed: steel files, electric drill and stand, 3.2, 6, 8 & 10min drill bits, 10, 13 & 17mm spanners, steel rule and measuring tape, pop rivet gun, clothes iron, small bench vice, hole countersink, spirit levels, steel etch primer, paint brush, carpet knife Optional tools: (nice to have but not essential) Angle grinder or power file, orbital sander, drill press, bench grinder, cordless drill and belt sander.
Fuselage kit: remove all sharp points on welded on tabs, install floor boards, assemble and install the control column, install flapperon bell cranks, install rudder pedals and cables, assemble and install elevator and horizontal stab and fit doors and door windows.
Landing gear kit: assemble and fit rims, hubs and brake drums to the axles. Install brake-baking plate, fit legs to the fuselage, install axle to legs. Assemble and install a nose wheel or tail wheel.
Wing kit: make trestles for wing building, sand ribs, clean spars and mark rib position on spars, epoxy ribs onto spar. Install rib supports; wing bracing, false ribs, tanks, wing tips. Varnish wood, mate wings to fuselage and rig the flapperons.
Cover and finish: manufacture and install roof & firewall. Fit firewall back cowl, instrument panel, dashboard, windscreen and seat. Cover all with fabric.
Engine kit: fit engine mount to fuselage and install engine onto mount. Install all engine accessories (exhaust, radiators, oil coolers) Fit engine cowl and install other accessories. (Fuel pumps, carb heat boxes, air filters, battery, etc.)