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,…


Aft Fuselage Attachment 30-04 to 30-08

Things that get in the way of building an RV14: Time Money Family Work Flying your other mistress Dislocating your shoulder…. Just when I had a bit more time I managed to slip down a…


Aft Fuselage Attachment 30-01 to 30-03

This feels like quite a milestone even though there is still a long way to go. First we needed to complete the SB which proved easier than I was imagining. We decided to put the…



Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-18 to 29-20

With fellow builder Steve snapping at my heels having completed a set of wings, tanks etc. in the same time that I have got this far, we pushed on with getting closer to the great…


Roderz takes flight

My first go at aircraft ownership hasn’t been a smooth journey but eventually about 4 weeks ago we got Roderz (RV3A) airborne with its overhauled engine. Big thanks to Tim for his exceptional engineering prowess…


Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-18

Having spent the summer sorting out the RV3A its time to get building again. Time to attach the web stiffeners which is an easy riveting job with the squeezer. It would have been even easier…