Baggage Area 32-08

The last words of Chapter 32 say “if you are going to paint the cockpit, now is a good time”. Well, I am going to paint the cockpit (why wouldn’t you?) so I need to…

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Baggage Area 32-05

Both baggage bay floors complete. The pneumatic rivet puller was a godsend, I don’t think my wrists would have coped with the manual puller. I had some help as apparently this job is really satisfying!…


Baggage Area 32-04 to 32-05

Felt like back to basics with dimpling and priming of the baggage bay floors. Space is getting a little tight to say the least. The last couple of holes couldn’t be reached with the squeezer….


Baggage Area 32-01 to 32-03

First task is to trim the UHMW inboard and outboard bushings. I’m not sure what UHMW is but it’s pretty tough stuff. I used a centre punch to scribe the cut lines on the block…


Leaving the Republic

Yesterday, I and RV6A builder and owner Ian managed to slip the surly bonds of earth and escaped across the border without being intercepted by Queen Nicola’s COVID-19 fighting wing. A lovely trip to Fishburn…


Fuel System 31-04 to 31-11

Another chapter, another set of tools. The spade and ring connection need to be crimped onto the fuel pump wiring so taking some advice from a fellow RVer I purchased some asymmetric crimpers and the…


Fuel System 31-03 to 31-04

We finally, finally completed the fuselage join today thanks to the rain and Scottish lockdown directional confusion. I’m glad to see the back of this part of the build as there are numerous difficult rivets…


Fuel System 31-01 to 31-02

Waiting for my riveting partner to finish a run of shifts, a key worker out there keeping the North Sea oil and gas rotary fleet flying so I thought I would progress with anything I…


Aft Fuselage Attachment 30-08

Before lockdown I was hoping to buy some timber to make a lower cradle for the fuselage but I now put this in the category of an unnecessary journey for a delivery driver even if…


Aft Fuselage Attachment 30-06 to 30-08

In my last post I was managing a dislocated shoulder and thought that was a bit of a nuisance – little did I know what was already happening thousands of miles from rural Scotland. Anyway,…