Rebecca Anne Shipman's Blog (3)

Picked up the Tailkit,

My son and I rented a truck, and picked up the tail kit at the truck terminal - his first time seeing one of those.  We used a couple of furniture dollies to move the crate.  Then, while we had the truck, we picked up an air compressor and some wood for the workbench.  Next is to build the work bench.  

Added by Rebecca Anne Shipman on March 8, 2011 at 9:42pm — 6 Comments

Ordered the tail kit.

All right, finally sent the check and ordered the tail kit.  Will be getting air compressor, wood for the work table, and generally setting up a workspace.  Since winter is in full gear here still, it looks like the tail is getting built in the dining room.  Drop cloth on the floor, tunes on the radio, sweet sound of the compressor, and little aluminum bits all over the place.  I getting excited already.

Added by Rebecca Anne Shipman on February 24, 2011 at 12:57pm — 2 Comments

Rudder Workshop and Demo Flight

After the January workshop I am now the proud parent of a bouncing baby rudder! It may not be cosmetically perfect, but I would be willing to fly with it.  I learned a lot at the workshop, and had a chance to fix some mistakes w/o it being a disaster.  The basic skills were easy to pickup, and it was helpful to have the Zenith folks nearby for questions. I pretty much feel like I can build a Zodiac 650B.  The biggest challenge is probably clearing & heating the garage and setting up a…

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Added by Rebecca Anne Shipman on February 2, 2011 at 10:06am — 5 Comments

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