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Chapter 14 – Spar (Mounting into the Fuselage) – 41 Hours

A bit of a break, with planning a wedding, new job, moving, and having a baby!  The latter will continue to keep progress at bay to an extent, though a well received one. Started working on fitting the spar into … Continue reading

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Chapter 13 – Fuselage Nose (Nose Bumper)

1-20-2016 – 1-26-2016 Decided that since the fuselage was turned over, that I would work on the nose bumper.  I decided on the Wayne Hicks method, but chose to shape it like John Basol’s version, as it is much easier … Continue reading

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26.5Hrs – Ch16 – Controls

I had already cut the birch CS109 and CS117 pieces.  Normally you wouldn’t fiberglass these until after you flox them in the fuselage, since it wouldn’t need much more glass to cover than the BID tapes anyway, but since I … Continue reading

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25 Hrs – Ch 19 – Wings/Center Spar Attach

I hauled the center spar out of the basement and rearranged the garage to prep the spar and wings for match drilling. I spent all day Sunday getting the wings aligned to the spar, with little luck.  Every time I … Continue reading

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90 Hrs – Ch 19 – Ailerons

Cut the ailerons out per the dimensions.  Here is where I come to find out that the peel ply that was put on during the wing skinning has now become my nemesis.  I apparently screwed up the placement of this … Continue reading

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85 Hrs – Ch 19 – Wings (Left)

Time to repeat all the steps again for the left wing.  Started by cleaning up the jigs and setting them up on the table.  Then I glued the wing root wedge back on to the inboard wing section (FC1) with … Continue reading

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99 Hrs – Ch 19 – Wings (Right)

The second most asked question, right behind “How long until you’re flying?”, is “Have you started the wings yet?”  As of 10/17/12, I can answer YES!  I drug all the foam out of the basement, took some measurements, and glued … Continue reading

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Shed Project

It has been a while, but finally I am posting again!  At the end of my last post, I was taking a break from the plane to build a shed, to store some plane parts in.  I had figured roughly … Continue reading

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31 Hrs – Ch 14 – Main Spar

Cut the angle on the edges of the fore face of the spar and sanded.  I then cut out the foam for the seat belt brace blocks and mirco’d them in place.  Used duck tape to keep them in place … Continue reading

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88.5 Hrs – Ch 14 – Main Spar

Cut out the foam pieces for the main spar section after getting together all the foam needed. Finished cutting the foam pieces to size and contoured the ends of the spar on CS2 and CS4.  Microed the 3 pieces of … Continue reading

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