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Where can I ask questions and search for information?
Why Did We Choose A Steel Tube Fuselage?
How will the Panther meet the LSA requirement?
How big is the Panther cockpit? Will you fit?
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Building a Panther
What factory built parts will SPA be offering?
Wheels and Brakes
Will the fiberglass cowling be split vertically or horizontally and what type of fasteners are used?
Can I install tires larger than 500 x 5?
What are the rivet options?
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Buying a Panther Kit or Plans Set
Where can I see pricing?
Does the price for the tail kit include the plans?
What is the projected delivery schedule? What do I get first?
What about plans builders?
Will the pricing change?
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Engine Info for the Panther
What engine options are available?
Jabiru 3300 as an option?
Panther LS and the Lycoming 0-320
Is the Panther TriGear a Castering Nose Wheel
Is the Nose Gear Springy like a Vans RV-?
Can I Convert My Tail Dragger Airframe to a TriGear?
Are There Any “Structural“ Differences Between the Tail Dragger and TriGear Airframes
Where are the installation instructions for the Rear Alternator kit?
Stock Rods vs. Billet Rods
Engine Mount Bushings and Bolts
What Core Parts are Needed for the EIB Program
How to Store a Complete Engine
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Oil Cooler for a Cleanex/Sonex Install
Can I use the stock exhaust manifold?
Technical Articles For Builders
Antenna with Flight Line 760
General SPA Information
Credit Card Policy
How to Reserve an N-Number
Returns / Exchanges
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Panther Builders and Owners
Plan Sheets/Revision Logs
1 - Panther Revision Log
P-T- VT-tail tip closers.pdf
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Heads Up #1 - Vertical Tail Forward Spar Channel Mod Required-Published on September 15,2013
Heads Up #2-Published on September 28,2013
Heads Up #3 - Added Plan Sheets and Updated Builders Manual-Published on October 1,2013
Heads Up #4-Published on October 19,2013
Heads Up #5-Published on October 23,2013
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PSB5-M Flap Detent Mount Crack
Heads Up #41 - Panther Mandatory Service Bulletin - PSB3-M Revised Spar Pin Safety- Published on August 25, 2017
Heads Up #38 - Panther Mandatory Service Bulletin - Tail Wheel Bolt Sheering Info- Published on June 29, 2017
Heads Up #39 - Panther Mandatory Service Bulletin - PSB3-M Revised Spar Pin Safety-Published August 25, 2017
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Panther - Corvair Installation Photos
Panther - Lycoming O-320 Engine Installation - Tri-Gear
Panther Lycoming O-320 Installation - Tail Dragger