20-02 Flap & Aileron Gap Fairings

It was going to be a few days before Tim was available to help with more Proseal fun on the Right Tank, so I decided to leap ahead to Section 20 and get the Flap…


18-07 Adjusting Fuel Sender Wires

Left Tank As explained in 18-07 Sender Float Wire I altered the size of the wires very slightly from the manual template to prevent the floats hitting the adjacent rib at half travel. The wires…


18-06 Bulkhead Union

I had a little time available between work trips away, so I decided to assemble and Proseal the Bulkhead Unions on the root ribs. The manual suggests you do this after rib installation, probably to…


18-07 Sender Float Wire

Having read on the Vans Forum that the float wire sizes in the manual on page 18-10 may not be correct, I made a card template and did a trial fit. As you can see…


18-06 Fuel Tank Vent Line

Flaring I’ve done lots of flaring when landing, but never on a tube! The kit includes 12ft of 1/4″ Aluminium tube, and since each vent line is 4ft 6ins, that left 3ft of tube ……


18-05 Right Tank Progress

I’m gradually working on the right tank to bring it up to the same stage as the left tank. So after masking up the stiffener locations, time for more Proseal! Proseal applied using the Sealant…


18-05 End Rib and Stiffener

End Rib There was a decision to make before installing the outboard end rib. The manual suggests you do this prior to installing the top stiffener, which runs the length of the tank. Seems a…


18-05 Left Tank Ribs

Masking Up To make sealing the ribs a bit faster during installation, I again decided to mask up the skins. Took quite a while, but definitely easier when riveting up. Small Root Rib The manual…