Fun Distraction!

It’s been on my “Bucket List” for a very long time, and next week my riveting partner Tim and a couple of other friends are flying over to Chicago and driving to Oshkosh! I’m really…

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27-02 to 04 Firewall Riveting

We’ve been having a bit of building work done on the house, so I’ve had the enforced distraction of dipping a paint brush in emulsion to do some decorating. This has slowed RV14 progress, but…


27 – Firewall Part Preparation

Nice to begin a new section! The usual deburring and reading ahead to prepare the parts for priming. Final-Drilling the #30 holes in the F-01490 Nose Gear Brackets. I did this before priming the Firewall…


26-20 to 22 Section 26 Completed!!!

A long rivet set on the gun was a good option to set the bulkhead/rib rivets. The holes in the ribs which incorporate the seat belt lug brackets proved difficult to insert rivets … a…


26-17 to 19 Step Attach Assemblies

I’ve decided to include the steps since as I get older I’ll probably need all the help I can get to clamber up onto the wing! Because of the acute angles in these assemblies the…



26-08 to 11 More riveting!

Seat Belt Lugs After all the part preparation it was good to actually start putting it all together. The picture above shows a seat belt attach lug and seat belt lug bracket ready for riveting…


26 – Even more part preparation!

The largest part in this section is, of course, the bottom skin. Having deburred the edges and holes (only a light debur of one side of the holes was needed, on the far side of…


26 – More Part Preparation

I’ve been pressing on with preparing more parts for priming. Lots of reading ahead has been needed to work out what needs to be done to each part before priming. The picture above shows match…