21-06 Priming Flap Parts

Etch Primer After scuffing and degreasing I got the acid etch primer sprayed … basically a day’s work! As luck would have it, we are having unusually warm weather here in the UK … 15ºC…


21-06 Dimpling

As always, lots of dimples. I gently scuffed the holes prior to dimpling ready for priming … I find it easier to do at this stage. But you have to remember it’s probably normally a…


First Class Customer Service by Vans!

Well I did decide to order another FL-1007-R Flap Hinge … I couldn’t face seeing my little goof every walk round! Even if it was strong enough with an oversized hole : ) But I…


21-06 Match & Final Drilling

After the Trailing Edge is clecoed in place, it’s final drilled. Vans recommend that the drilling is done at 90º to the chord line, which works out as being 84º to the skins. So I…



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…