Cleaning the wings

While looking at a suggested paint system from Stewart Systems, I noticed this product of theirs called EkoEtch that is an aluminium primer that, amongst other things, is effective against oxidisation. Intrigued I ordered a quart from Aircraft Spruce and…

Four Years Down

Time once again to look back on that first snip in the metal for the rudder kit which is now four years ago today. The little box to the top right tells the story, over the last year the first…

Delays, delays, delays

Things have crawled to a halt here at Hangar Number 2. The FWF kit was supposed to ship last week but Zenair never sent it to Zenith, and now they say it will be another 5 weeks before they receive…

Engine Arrival!!

Last week I got a call from my brother in law asking how my day was (it was meh) and he said it was going to get better because my engine had arrived at his ex-firm’s loading bay. This was…

Wings Fitting Prep (1 hr)

Before the wings can be fitted to the fuselage there are a couple of things to take care of. First, the strut fittings and jury struts need to be primed And secondly the jury strut angles need to be attached…