Primer Sanding :-(

Primer Sanding :-(

Inch by inch I make progress towards a goal that feels like a very long way away. After hours of sanding on the fuselage, my friend Brian Story #storycollision walked in and helped me to understand that I’ve really just started. In addition to the complexities...
Preparing Ailerons & Flaps

Preparing Ailerons & Flaps

Preparing the ailerons and flaps was a simple process. However, like almost every other project, preparing to do the work and/or building a jig required the most amount of time. in the picture below, I built a simple jig to hold either the aileron or flap in place to...
Gluing the Leading Edge Wrap

Gluing the Leading Edge Wrap

Although the actual gluing of the leading edge wrap was fairly simple, the prep work was extensive.For several weeks, I investigated a number of approaches regarding the gluing process. I spoke with a tech-support rep at the Lord Corporation regarding the Fusor 108b...
Gas Caps Done!

Gas Caps Done!

Thanks to the excellent suggestion from Mark Pringle, I used a bit of petroleum jelly on the end of the bolt to reduce the difficulty of getting the lock nut onto the bolt – worked great! Gas caps are done!
Dynon Pitot/AOA Assembly

Dynon Pitot/AOA Assembly

Well, it’s been several weeks since my last post. Although I have been spending a lot of time trying to figure a few things out on the Dynon system. According to the Rans manual the static port and Pitot tube are part of the same assembly on the front of the...
2nd & Final Gas Tank Test

2nd & Final Gas Tank Test

Several weeks ago I install all the tank fittings and tested each tank and and all fittings. I tested the bottom fittings for roughly thirty hours and the upper fittings for probably 48 hours. Although I had no leaks and was satisfied with each test, as I got closer...
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