Filing and fitting

Only a short visit home this week. Between getting some rest and other things going on, it wasn’t very productive. Which is frustrating, but to be expected. It’s back to work tomorrow. I did some more grinding and filing on baffle pieces. I’m getting to the point where I don’t have many excuses left toContinue reading “Filing and fitting”

Brackets, upholstery, and time consuming scrap aluminum

I was too tired at the end of the night last night to post, so this post covers the last two days. Yesterday, Greg was able to come and help, and he was the most productive of the two of us. He was able to get the new forward mount for the oil cooler done,Continue reading “Brackets, upholstery, and time consuming scrap aluminum”

The Village

Today is that day in the States where we gorge ourself on turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and a whole array of other delicious foods. It is also a day to surround ourselves with family and friends and enjoy the blessings of our lives. For those of us in the airline industry, or any other 24/7/365Continue reading “The Village”

AC 43.13

It’s the bible for aircraft builders and mechanics. Everyone should have a copy of it. At least download it and have it near by on an iPad or something. You can find a copy of it here. Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices – Aircraft Inspection and Repair I had to drag my copy of theContinue reading “AC 43.13”

Grand Roll Out

This morning started with a few mundane tasks in preparation for the main event. The real news is that we rolled out the airplane and fully assembled her. This is the first time I have seen all the pieces put together, and at least looking the part of an airworthy airframe. Without further ado, hereContinue reading “Grand Roll Out”

Odds and ends, tune in tomorrow

Today was a half day in the shop. So I had a long list of odds and ends I wanted to get done. In normal fashion I only got a few of them done. Started by epoxy wiping the top of the main gear legs. In between coats of epoxy wipe, I let it tackContinue reading “Odds and ends, tune in tomorrow”

Can we move on, please?!?

Today was my travel day back to work. But I woke up early enough to sand out the primer on the cowl and the epoxy wipe on the canard. Nothing new here. Have to add some spot putty then prime again. Sand, wash, rinse, repeat. Nothing to see here… Move along. On the way toContinue reading “Can we move on, please?!?”

Sitting in the back seat

Today Sean was here working on the rear seat cushions. While he was working on that, I tried to stay out of his way when he didn’t need help. I also wanted to keep dust to a minimum, so couldn’t sand :). Sean started at the thigh support end. One thing I had to doContinue reading “Sitting in the back seat”

Sitting on the job

Today stared with cleaning up the fuselage and vacuuming up all of the dust as well as cleaning off the canopy. The canopy had quite a bit of dust on it form all the sanding going on. All of this was in preparation for Sean, of Top Stitch Upholstery, to come over to work onContinue reading “Sitting on the job”