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Friday, May 29, 2009
I successfully gave myself a frontal lobotomy after reading the fascinating book "Do it Yourself Brain surgery"...... but I'll defy anyone to teach themselves how to ribstitch. Took me hours of fustration, 50 feet of waxed cord and I buggered my near vision for the rest of the day.Pretty sure I could sew up a cadaver in about 1/2 hour now.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Bowers said only a fool would try tio install the LG by himself. I am that fool. There is a definite order in which to attach everythingh. Too bad I didn't know that order. It came close to being the first flybaby on skids.*Trick was to pre assemble the gear with loose fit by locater bullets. Attach SB side totally assembled.On port side slip wood into fitting and bash the crap out of it!!! no..no..grease pins , talk soothing to her...then bash the crap out of the pins.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Landing gear with fittings, tires for trial fit. Amazing what you discover!. Starboard fitting for gear wire too tight and probable always was.Needs to be filed down. Brtake lines need to be replumbed and relocated. Required bolts are different from plans.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Continuing with the fabricing of the flight controls using the "green" Stewart system of water-born coatings. This is the fill coats; grey UV protection. Excellent stuff to work with-tastes very similar to latex paint.Second job of the week was installing the vertical stab leading edge aluminum. The rotating jig brought tears of joy to my eyes. Im as proud of it as a new daddy. Pics show fuselage rotated to ite side to nail the skin on.