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When my wings kit arrived it sat in my back yard for quite a while before I was ready to get the skins out. During that time we had our one day of rain for the year and much later when I needed the…Continue
I'm about done with the firewall but the homebuilthelp video matter of factly mentions painting the firewall with a heat-resistant paint. I'm curious if this is what others have done, and if so, what…Continue
Updating all my documents for the inspection, it looks like I have
~ 6 years 10 months elapsed time (thanks to location and climate I can only work weekends, and not at all between August and October)
~650 hours of build time (60 of which was the vinyl wrapping)
~$63,000 of spend on parts (small to big)
~10 occasions where I gave up
~2 occurrences where I had to be restrained from torching the whole damn thing (well, I was close to…Continue
Today is the 6 year anniversary of opening up the rudder box in my living room and drilling the first hole. Even though I only get to work on weekends, and on weekends outside of the summer when it isn't 110+, I had kinda thought I'd be done by now. But if I've learned one thing on this project is to take all estimates and double them: and expect it to take longer than that.
While we are firmly in the 110s, I have managed to sneak some early mornings in this summer in an…Continue
This week marked the 4th anniversary of that first snip into the metal of the rudder kit. I now have 340 hours into the project, only managed 53 last year thanks to 10 weeks of airport resurfacing that robbed me of hangar access during the best months of the year. But what I lacked in hours I made up for in dollars, lol - the purchase of the Rotax 912ULS added quite a bit to the rolling total. I think it will be worth it though.
It really is starting to look like I am near the…Continue
With the firewall finished I now have all the major components assembled and have to work out how, and in what order, to put these things together. Part of the problem to solve is where the non-metal parts go that aren't covered by the instructions but clearly have to be installed before panels get riveted over them.
So that got me thinking about my panel and I think I am fairly comfortable with this as my first "definite" decision; can't help feeling I will make more…Continue