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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

HERMAN


The knock on the door instilled a cold sweat of fear . It was like being chained to a train track and you can hear the whistle of the approaching cho-cho. The man was all dressed in black. His name is Herman . He inspected my work like the cold, heartless bastard he is.. It sent chills up my back.,,,

Friday, December 25, 2009

one down-one to go


Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the basement, gremlins slipped another wing on the frame! At least they hung the finished one neatly....

Filler Coat





Finally put the first 2 coats of filler on the left wing. The grey Ekofill from the Steward system. Geez-I shud get royalties for the hawking I do for them

Finishing Tapes





It doesn't mean your finished! These tapes go over the Rib stitching and reinforce the hard corners.

Friday, December 11, 2009

CAN YOU DESCRIBE SEX TO A MARTIAN ?

Trying to describe how to rib-stitch is like describing sex to a martian. Blank stare with a underlying curiosity. But show him a video and he'll get the idea. Same with the infamous rib-stitch. In other words if you want to see how it's done-go somewhere else. Here is the finished results on the first bay of the left wing.



Thursday, December 10, 2009

MONTANA DAVE

These here pics are for my bud "Montana Dave" who has the prettiest bride this side of the divide. Not much between the ears , montana, but the man knows tools and how to use them.In his spare time he captains a boeing 777 wearing shitkicker ranch boots.


Fabricing the wing , ma man. Two fisted irons finished the tensioning of the fabric.





Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sorry, Scott!


My bud Scott Black invited me to go to an EAA meeting where he was presenting two lecture's

" THE JOYS of FIBERGLASS" and "EPOXY RESIN-THE LONELY MAN'S FRIEND".

I told him it was my birthday and wifey had a special dinner lined up. Now I'm riddled with guilt because I actually disappeared into my shop and started covering the wing

. Yes indeed, I'm riddled with guilt.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I'm on a Roll !





Time to try using the 2 part Stewart System topcoat. Still a waterborn system but definitely a hard , autobody type paint. Without good ventilation you can see the results on me in the last picture. I'm 22 years old.......

Paint by Numbers




As winter doth approach the painting season is finished-unless you use some imagination or steal ideas from others. Behold the indoor painting booth. Take one unheated garage and build a child like fort of poly and heat it with electric radiators.Thanks to the Stewart Systems Waterborn technology there was no risk of blowing up the garage while spray painting.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

FABRICING THE FUSELAGE



WING FOLDING






The whole idea behind the design was to have an aircraft that could stow away for winter or be trailerable. It took a full week to make all the fittings and make it work.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sitting on me arse?



Not bluddy likely! Some smart ass said I'm not blogging this summer. To which I replied" Some do while others just blog about it."
Flight controls ready for finish coats and vertical stab fabriced.

Mindless Labour




It was time to strip the metal parts . A mindless boring job only a half wit could take pleasure in. Unfortunately none of my friends would help.They would have been giggling with pleasure.

Monday, July 20, 2009

WINGS AND BEER






I had been dreading fitting the wings on the fuselage for weeks. I would rather have had to dress a bipolar gorilla in a tuxedo.Getting the wing out of the basement like was stuffing the tuxedo clad gorilla into a smart car without ruining the press.

Surprisingly the wing support pins went on slick . Minor tapping with a calibrated hammer . landing wires tomorrow.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

NEVER ENUF CLAMPS




What did you think? Wood is held up there by magnetic force? Epoxy glue and many clamps.

Wood Airplane?





Yes, surprising I actually had to do some good ol' fashioned wood butchering. New fabric formers for the port side.
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