Control Stick (10 m)

While cleaning up the workspace I decided that I wanted to put the control stick in the cockpit, just so that it was there. It fits on the torque tube by lining up the holes in both and then inserting…

Forward Top Skin (3 hr)

Unseasonably warm here in Southern California, summer time temps on the coast and no lack of heat out here in the desert either. That said, the hangar was cooler than I had been expecting. So today I needed to locate…

Forward Top Skin (1 hr)

I expected this to be a long day of old fashioned drilling and deburring but it turned out to be a very short day of mostly nothing. First off, I riveted the cabin frame brackets in place. These had been…

Door Sills (1h 30m)

Progress is a little glacial right now for some reason, will be lucky to make December 3015 at this rate, but every part taken off the hangar floor is one less part to go. In this installment we finish the…

Wing Removal (1 hr 30m)

When the wings are done they have to come off because they are in the way of installing the doors. Also they have to come off so that fuel line and sender line holes can be drilled in the fuselage…

Engine Mount (3h 30)

The rigging of the wings has stalled (yes, sometimes they write themselves) while I hope to get loan of some wing stands which will greatly help the process. It is certainly possible to do them without but it would be…