Articles by Chris

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…



Back in the groove

Despite my concerns that the new spray bay might not be warm enough with just the little electric heater but it worked out fine. The primer sprayed and dried nicely and I have made a…


Progress (lack of) and baby RV

A distinct lack of progress lately due to a litany of excuses. I have an increasing pile of metal awaiting the lovely priming progress but unfortunately due to a decreasing pile of motivation, I haven’t…



LAA Wiring Course

Go on a wiring course they said, you’ll learn loads and get a trip to Englandshire. So, the LAA Wiring Course was booked and travel arrangements made. I live 10 minutes from Aberdeen airport (pay…