Reversing previous bloopers

Way back in tail cone days, I (and in my defence two other builders) fitted the rudder cables round the wrong way i.e. the double sided clevice to fit the rudder horn I had at…


Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-17

Finally after what has taken a lot longer than it should have (new job, new aircraft, lack of assistance) the fuselage sides are complete and I’m moving on to the Root Fairing Attachment Angles. Hopefully…



Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-16

Finishing up the side skin riveting on one side. This has been a slow task due to the lack of time and lack of riveting partner. One side nearly complete apart from these chaps who…


A month with no posts

I am still building, just very slowly and a new job plus lack of a riveting partner has slowed progress considerably. More building shenanigans to follow shortly and hopefully a story of daring do getting…


Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-10 to 29-14

Every now and then, just when you think you have this building malarkey mastered, a curve ball comes at you at the speed of sound. 29-10 to 29-12 involves preparing the side skins for attachment…


Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-09

The #30 holes are final drilled common to the side skin, centre section and upper drag fitting. The centre section side plate, skin and the upper and lower longeron assemblies are removed (there is a…


Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-08 to 29-09

Side skins fitted and upper and lower longerons secured with temporary 3/8th bolts to enable alignment of the cowing attachment hinges. Initially I struggled in to get the skin to align with the firewall and…


Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-06 to 29-07

Going back over the parts of the construction that I have skipped to get the priming done on a bulk basis. The engine attachment blocks must be attached to the upper and lower longerons with…