Where have I been hiding?

Garaggio time has been somewhat limited lately. It is less than one week until the application deadline and just over three weeks until the AirVenture Cup, so distractions abound. And that ugly four letter word… work… keeps getting in the way too. But, today I actually got nearly a full day in the workshop. Oh and I wouldContinue reading “Where have I been hiding?”

Baffle Redoux

There is no way around redoing baffle pieces. So I continued the work Greg and I started yesterday. Though a friend of mine, Jeff, and I FaceTimed today and came up with a method that should make this somewhat easier.  I’m going to make the baffles in more pieces. Then once we have something thatContinue reading “Baffle Redoux”

Surprisingly Well

It took a surprisingly long time to release the baffles from the cylinder molds. It took a combination of wedges, shims, Popsicle sticks, compressed air, and persuasion (mallet) to get them to release. Even so it wouldn’t completely release. I had to cut off the inboard portion of the baffle where the cylinder hold downContinue reading “Surprisingly Well”

Work Party Day 3; more avionics mounting, bye weasel

Happy new year everyone. I hope that the new year brings you every blessing. 2014 was good for me, but I feel like 2015 is going to be a great one. Weasel had half the day to spend in the shop with me before he had to go home. We got a bit more progressContinue reading “Work Party Day 3; more avionics mounting, bye weasel”

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”