August 2017

Empennage Kit Arrives!

Arrived on August 22nd on the back of a FEDEX lorry, 20 days after ordering. I had ordered the Empennage Kit on August 2nd, 2017… big moment! Added the Vans Practice Project-1 to the order…


Power Tools

Decided on these power tools based on advice from various RV builder’s web sites. Bandsaws tend to sport blades suitable only for wood, but a higher Teeth Per Inch (Tpi) is best for aluminium. I…


Small Workstation Bench

A very informative blog about building an RV8 had a top idea … a small workstation on castors so you can mount power tools such as a bandsaw, grinder etc and be able to position…


Pneumatic Air Lines

Most Air Tools are designed to run at about 90 PSI. However it’s likely that the Rivet Gun will need to be backed off to about 40-50 PSI so as not to be too fierce….


Compressor

The choice of compressor took a lot of research. Basically you need to decide the maximum flow rate you might need, and then the size of tank. But to do this you also have to…


Tools

Collected a DRDT 2 Dimpler from Aircraft Spruce whilst I was in Los Angeles on a work trip. Just fitted in a large suitcase, but is a monster and weighed a lot! Good job I…