June 2018

Countersink Priming 13-03

Rather than spot prime as suggested by Vans, I couldn’t face over 1000 holes! I decided to prime the top of the spar flanges … although a bit of work setting up to spray etc,…


13-03 Countersinking

There are a LOT of holes to countersink in the spars, I couldn’t face counting … but there are over 1000. You have to carefully study the manual to ensure they are machined to the…


Wings started! 13-02

Well here we go! The first job is to fabricate the W-00009A & B Wing Box J-Channels. This is accomplished by cutting them to length, clamping to the spars, and then match drilling … in…



Fin & Rudder Attach 11-08 to 09

It was a quick job to bolt on the fin, since the sternpost holes had already been match drilled in an earlier step. Nicely Rigged! Out of interest (since there would be nothing to do…


Attaching Tailplane 11-05 to 06

Quite enjoyable this part, since you can convince yourself that you’ve nearly built an aeroplane. Hmmm … : ) The front attach holes have already been drilled ages ago in a previous step, but happily…



Fuselage & Wings Inventory

It has taken 4 days to complete the inventory of the fuselage and wings! There are a lot of pieces to squirrel away, and the hardware bags take a long time to sort. I decided…


More bits have arrived!

Well, after ordering the Fuselage & Wings on March 1st, 2018, they have arrived today after 13 weeks. Their journey has taken them by road from Oregon to Montreal, then on a cargo ship to…