Fuselage 26-02 to 26-07

A goodly amount of construction now and the section is looking like a bit of an aeroplane. Lots of stiffeners, routing angles, nutplates and brackets for the seat belts to be riveted to the seat…

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Section 26 – priming complete

It took all weekend but thank goodness this part is over. The new spray booth was great even though it was nearly destroyed in storm Harry/Henrietta/whatever earlier in the week. The small parts are a…


Section 26-09

I eventually found the VA-146 bearing in bag 3076 should you be interested. The flange has to be trimmed so I cut a slot in a piece of ply and then cleco’d the bearing to…


Section 26 – dimpling

Today, I have been mostly dimpling. The centre bottom skin requires a lot of dimpling and there are differences between the nose wheel and taildragger variants. For the tricycle version the gear will mount through…


Section 26 – gear brace bars

Gear brace bars and brackets dimpled and countersunk. I think the drawings are a little misleading here and you have to be careful to read the instructions carefully as the diagram could lead you to…


New spray booth

Some call it a gazebo, I call it less Smoke Grey dust in the workshop. Time now to get on with building again. Protective polystyrene, plastic sheets and ventilation fitted. All of Section 26 parts…


Still on Section 26 – priming mountain

Not a great deal of progress to report due to that annoying nuisance of work but also the huge priming hurdle that needs to be jumped to get to the construction stage. Everything in Section…


A bit of RV inspiration

Was lucky to be invited to the Carrickmore Fly-in by a friend of mine who is an RV-6 owner. Tricky runway to land on being only 5m wide with a decent crosswind. I don’t think…