Le Pelican de Luc Couillard et Christian Godin
Building a Pelican (July 17th 2000, part 3)

July 17th 2000 (part3)

Week 3 of our follow-up of the building of a Pélican Sport from Ultravia Aero International Inc.

Pictures shown this week are loaded on 4 pages : page 3 regarding the fuselage, page 3 a for miscellaneous parts,this page for the wings and 3 c for the tail assembly.


Christian in his workshop where the metal parts of the plane are stored.


A view of the internal structure of the wings.


Aile detail 

Niche du reservoirReservoir

Near the fixation point of the wings to the fuselage, we can see an enlarged space between the wing ribs. This space is provided for the installation of the fuel reservoir.


The Pelican is equipped with two 12-imp. gallons (55 litres) fiberglass reservoirs with about 23 imp.gallons (105 litres) of usable fuel.

  This week's Secret of the Trade.  

How to store such fragile and large structures like the wings, stabilizers, elevators and rudder?

For the wings, an ingenious device made of wood and a piece of carpet serve as a cradle preventing contact with the ground.


For the horizontal stabilizers, ailerons, fin and rudder, custom made shelves will do the trick.


The building of a Pelican Sport continues (click here for another July 17th page)

Construction d'un Pélican (17 juillet 2000, suite 2) (cliquer ici pour la version française)

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