Hong Kong's first owner-assembled plane is almost ready to fly - it just needs an engine and fuel.
After almost six years of work, Cathay Pacific pilot Hank Cheng Chor-hang and his team installed the last front wheel of the Van's RV-8 kit plane yesterday.
If everything goes well, the plane will become the first Hong Kong-assembled aircraft to take off from the city early next year.
Cheng said the team, which includes other pilots, aircraft engineers, and people familiar with civil aviation laws, was working on the electronic parts.
The wings, with a span of 7.38 metres, are ready but will not be fitted until other parts are finished.
Cheng, who spent HK$1.5 million on the two-seater aircraft, said the installation of electronic instruments and the engine was the most difficult part.