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Hudson, qc, Canada

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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