April 18th and 25th, May 2nd 24h
March 28th, April 4th & 11th 24h
Feb 28th, 8h
January 24th and 31st, Feb 6th and 14th 2021, 32h
January 10th & 17th 2021, 16h
January 3rd 2021, 3h
After some time of traveling in Arizona and Utah, I am excited to continue working on the plane.
I started by leveling (ah it was perfect!), then drilling and prepping the fuselage deck.
Then I proceeded with the side rails: drilling, fitting and prepping for riveting
December 13th, 4h
To level the fuselage, we needed to build some sawhorses that are better than the quick and dirty solution we put together to flip the canoe.
After we build the sawhorses, we started the level process. Well, we did not need to do much, it was perfect, everywhere.
November 28th, December 6th, 12th, 24h
We proceeded with riveting. It was lot of riveting done in few days, and the result is rewarding. Following are some pictures showing the progress. We riveted all, at the exception of the firewall, which we left until we attach the noise.
Then we flipped the canoe. This part was fun. I can not wait to sit inside the fuselage,.
October 11th, 18th, 25th, November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd 52h
The laundry list was long: taking everything down, deburring, smoothing the edges, dimpling, countersinking and priming.
After all this prep, it is time to rivet and put the fuselage together. So, we clikoed the fuselage, back together, we are ready for riveting.
September 27th & October er 4th, 16h
Working on the pedals was lot of fun, some moving parts!
It took a couple days to assemble and instal the pedals, as the fitting was tricky and we wanted to enable few positions.
Then I went ahead installing the top stiffeners, the final step before bringing everything down.