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…


Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-07

Jumping forward again until I can get some priming done. I separated the Cowling Hinge Shims and then moved onto fabricating the cowling hinges. There are 2 lengths of piano hinge supplied with the fuselage…


Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-05 to 29-07

I had jumped forward a couple of pages as installing the Control Column Assembly required a good run of patience. It involves bolting one side to the bearing bracket after inserting a set pattern of…


Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-04 to 29-06

With the structure up on its side we were able to get on with riveting the joins together. It’s a complicated little pattern which slowed us down constantly referring to the rivet layout. I had…


For Chapter 29 you will need….

3/8th bolts and nuts to attach the floor assembly to the wooden jig 5/32 (10x black cleco) for the #20 drilled holes in the lower drag fittings #20 drill (see above) Spare AN365 Nylocs if…


Fuel lines

I have cheated and bought preformed fuel pipes from Aircraft Specialty in the States. Apart from the thieves at Border Force who don’t understand their own rules and charged me Duty, the pipes look spot-on…