March 2018

Scuff, Clean & Prime

Lots of components to prepare for priming. A scuff with maroon Scotchbrite, then a clean/degrease with Acetone.   For degreasing & cleaning I use CERTEK™ Wiping Roll  , lint free and durable paper sheets. I get through…


Lots of Dimples

Nearly time to prime all the prepared parts, but lots of dimpling to be done first. Some people advocate dimpling after priming, but I’ve decided to get all the preparation of the parts done first,…


Aft Fuselage 10-02 to 10-11

There is something nice about finishing a section, and embarking upon a new stage with a “clean slate” so to speak.  So here I am starting the Aft Fuselage, which as usual begins with deburring,…


Fuselage & Wing Order!

I’m not sure how long it’s going to take to finish the Aft Fuselage. But there is an 8 week lead time for the Wings & Fuselage, followed by 4-6 week shipping time. So it’s…


Counterweights 09-26 – Elevators Finished!

Having read other builder’s comments about the difficulty of trimming the lead weights, I must admit to cheating! It so happens that Tim’s lad, John, is doing an engineering apprenticeship, and has access to a…


Trailing Edges – Elevators 09-23 & 24

Having enjoyed success using a straight piece of Aluminium angle for the rudder TE, I decided to adopt the same technique for the Elevator & Trim Tab TE’s. Used Aluminium Angle match drilled to the…