Sunday, August 14, 2016

Misc wings

Made all the cover plates and stuff for the wings. Instead of using screws directly on the aluminium plates I mounted nut plates, to be sure they last.

The cover for the aileron counter balance has a nasty design flaw. Two 90 degree bends converge in a single point. It's impossible to make this without the metal cracking. I had to fix one of the covers. Then to prevent this I drilled holes at the convergence point.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Canopy and windshield

Some small trimming around the windshield. Now the canopy can be installed or fitted.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Windshield finished

Sawed off the extra material, deburred and drilled up the holes, and suddenly the windshield was finished. With the airward kit the windshield and the glareshield is now detachable. This will help in case of any modifications later.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Windshield and fwd bow

I was a bit fast riveting on the firewall windshield strip. Drill out all the rivets and installed screw and nuts (from Airward). Also trimmed the windshield, only the aft bow left, and all the holes.

Sunday, June 26, 2016


Started with the windshield. Lots of trimming to get this right. The inspector was also here last Sunday. All OK.