Moving right along

The garaggio needed a little maintenance today. Last night, a roller on the garage door broke. luckily the door didn’t fall apart or come crashing down. So we started the workshop session by replacing the roller. On to the EZ. I started contouring the micro light patches that were applied yesterday. They all sanded outContinue reading “Moving right along”

Conduits and Relief Tubes

Today started with getting the left side gear intersection fairing cut out for more clearance on the gear legs as we did with the other side. Now we have enough clearance to allow for gear movement during ground ops. Then Greg got the brake conduits and relief tubes prepared for installation. They were clamped intoContinue reading “Conduits and Relief Tubes”

Rework, Replacement Parts, & Fairings

Yesterday Greg came over and we did a few odds and ends. One of which was to contour the fuel quick drain depressions, NACA fresh air inlet, and the micro light patches. In addition, the UPS man came bearing gifts. My new wheels and brakes from Grove arrived. So naturally we had to mount theContinue reading “Rework, Replacement Parts, & Fairings”

5K for the garaggio

Today we crossed the 5,000 hit mark for the blog. We only have 15 official “followers” who have let me know they are here by subscribing, but obviously we have a few more who frequent the blog. Hope those of you who stop by the Garaggio find some entertainment or value from it. I certainlyContinue reading “5K for the garaggio”

This and that

Today we had Greg in the Garaggio. It’s probably our last opportunity to work together in 2013. When Greg got here we reviewed the progress since he was last here and got to work. Greg started by working on seams for the gear doors and the landing brake. The seams, to this point have beenContinue reading “This and that”

The obligatory hour

Made it home from thanksgiving travels and was able to put in some time in the workshop. I’m trying to keep up with my rule of at least an hour in the Garaggio every day I’m home. So to that end, I was able to get micro on the gear doors. I’m switching gears toContinue reading “The obligatory hour”

Thanks Be Given

I spent a bit of time today picking up new springs for the gear doors and pondering solutions. I didn’t get too far in that, and need to spends some more time with it. Despite being a pretty cold day, it was a nice day for flying. So Kevin and I took Bob’s beautiful RVContinue reading “Thanks Be Given”

Odds and Ends

Short post this evening. Today Greg joined me in the Garaggio. We got a few odds and ends done. Greg finished prepping the cowl flanges for the final interior one ply bid layup to finish the structural attachment. Then we laid both top and bottom up. In addition, I finished the front gear door. IContinue reading “Odds and Ends”

Gear door saga continues

Today I had to work, but it was only a day trip so I got some time in the Garaggio. I got some words of advice from Mike and James on the gear doors. I am not going to worry too much if the doors snap open. But I didn’t consider side loads on theContinue reading “Gear door saga continues”

Win

This morning I woke up to a text from Mike Beasley giving me suggestions on how to fix my gear door rigging issues. His biggest suggestion was to have each end of the spring actually touch the gear doors. This will force them both to open all the way. It makes sense, and so IContinue reading “Win”