January 2019

21-02/03 Deburring Flap Components

Here we go building the flaps! Fun to start a new section, but of course this means back to deburring. I usually try and debur parts before starting to fit them together etc, since this…


18-09 Trial Fitting Tanks to Wing

I decided to trial fit the tanks to the wings … I was anxious to make sure we had not overdone the Proseal thickness on the baffle installation. Well I need not have worried, they…


18-08 Tanks Finished!! Right Tank Baffle

The tanks are finished! No more Proseal for a while, what a shame! I say “a while”, because I’m sure I’ll need some more somewhere before the build is complete. We fitted the right rear…


18-08 Left Tank Baffle

Well, we’ve gone and done it … installed the baffle on the back of the left tank. All a bit of the unknown, since you can’t inspect much of the sealant on the inside joints…


18-07 Fuel Sender Final Fitting

When fitting the fuel senders Vans suggests you leave a 1/32″ bed of sealant under the sender flange to allow a knife access should it ever need to be removed in the future. I couldn’t…


18-06 Inboard Tank Rib Nutplates

Attaching Nutplates. Unusual for this tank marathon … a simple little job! I had made sure Proseal was not impinging on Nutplates locations … I did this by molding the sealant with a finger when…


18-06 Attach Brackets & Inboard Rib

Attach Bracket More masking to keep that Proseal under control! After smoothing out the layer of sealant on the Attach Bracket flanges, we laid down a bead on the bottom edge, so as to form…


18-05 Yet Again! Right Tank Progress

Right Tank Ribs Well, here we are trying to remain cheerful in the face of Proseal adversity! Tim is holding a pot of MEK, and I’m keeping well out of it : ) As long…