Rudder 07-01 to 07-02

Whilst waiting to get on with priming I thought I would crack on with the rudder.  The first couple of stages involve cutting the stiffeners and various other parts.  I don’t have a bandsaw (yet)…


Vertical Stabiliser 06-05

As per most of the build there is a lot of taking built items to bits again.  This needs to be done to deburr all the match and final drill holes.  Once the VS was…



Practice projects complete

All projects complete and quite a few lessons learnt!  Now waiting for the workshop to be signed off so that I can get started on the vertical stabiliser.  The hardest element so far has definitely…


Little steps

The practice project is a good learning curve and it is nice to see something fabricated that looks like an aircraft part.  Next step is to rivet the skins and figure out how to get…


Practice project started

I ordered the Vans practice project with the Empennage kit and have made a start.  Quite a bit of learning here with stiffeners requiring to be cut from angle material and the first tentative go…


Workshop

Workshop complete

It took a while, having demolished a disused boiler house, built benches, moved solar plumbing, built a new store for all the bikes, installed a compressor and created as much space as is possible. Should…


Inventory complete

Wow, there is a lot in that crate!  I decided to inventory all the parts from the bags into a parts cabinet and labelled with Dymo in the hope that parts will be easy to…


Kit arrives

After a bit of a convoluted few days sorting out duty exemption for the empennage kit it finally arrived on Friday.  Plans and instructions are being studied while the rest of the work on the…


Wolf compressor

Compressors – the dilema

Have taken lots of advice over the type and spec of compressor that I should go for.  I think I have the answer now and that a Wolf belt driven unit, 3hp, 14cfm with a…