Sunday, June 26, 2016


Hinges riveted to the aileron

Control work on left wing begins

Making the plates for my adjustable rudder pedals

The Strut Cover was held in place with 5-minute so I can come back and fill the gaps. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Inside of Forward nose sections glassed. They are installed but no picture was taken of installation.

Started cutting holes in the fuselage for strakes. Absolutely terrifying!

Last but not least is the bondo of the aileron hinge on the "aileron from hell". Every time during the pop riveting process something would go wrong, so I'd constantly have to sand, fill, and sand some more. Getting flox in the riveter, breaking rivets, off alignment just enough, and getting flox in the hinges have made this simple two short paragraph's worth of plans a real pain in the a**. So what did I do? Ordered more hinge and started over from the beginning!

Sunday, June 12, 2016


Nose sides are installed. 

Forward nose sides are still on the to-do list. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016


Rudder pedals mounted!

...Just kidding! But duct tape was used to temporarily fasten the pedals so I could think about positioning. I'd like to have them raised 1/2" to 1" in order to facilitate "tucking" my feet under the pedal for long flights as per the plans suggestion. My knees bump the panel pretty hard as it is. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016


New nose structure finally glasses in place. 

Inside of nose bottom blocks are glassed. 

Blocks are micro'ed in place. 

Revised new rudder pedal design matches original-per-plans style.

Sunday, April 10, 2016


Winglet cores are joined together

Layup schedule marked and winglet in jig

Half of the complete skin finished and one happy Connor!

See a time lapse of the layup here: