Articles by Chris

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…


Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-19

I have jumped forward as I need to do some priming of parts for the wing root fairings that I missed when I tried to do all the parts in one go – typical. 29-19…


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…