Past Posts and Pictures by Date 

2005

October 31, 2005  Beginning project and planning

November 9, 2005  Shop layout and planning

November 10, 2005  Selecting wood for wings

November 22, 2005  Early fuselage welding

2006

January 31, 2006  Fitting tubes

February 11, 2006  Fuselage welding

February 18, 2006  Jigging second fuselage section

March 4, 2006  Connecting top and bottom fuselage sections

April 11, 2006  Jigging door openings

April 15, 2006  Fuselage side tubes

April 20, 2006  Tail post jigging

April 28, 2006  Welding tail post

April 29, 2006  Major tack welding done

June 23, 2006  Tubes around firewall

August 5, 2006 Laying out upper deck

2007

February 23, 2007  Top deck done, new shop

March 12, 2007  Tail bracing and wire attach

March 20, 2007  Figuring out gear fittings

April 28, 2007  Welding up gear fittings and cabane 

June 12, 2007  More gear attach fittings/welding

June 14, 2007  Fuselage is on it's gear

July 4, 2007  Welding wing attach fittings inplace

November 3, 2007  Fabricating the bird cage

2008

February 16, 2008  Fabricating stringer attachment and rear 3/8" channel

February 23, 2008   Fabricating 3/8" channel underside of fuselage

June 21, 2008  Fabricating and welding rudder bar and pedels

June 28, 2008  Fabricating ribs and welding rudder/vertical stabilizer.

September 11, 2008  Re-design of stabilizer link and fabrication of link assembly

2009

January 13, 2009  Welding and fabricating stabilizer, bending 3/8" rudder trailing edge around a tree

February 22, 2009  Building shock struts (design pdf drawings for shock struts link included)

March 1, 2009   Redesign and second build of shock struts.  CAD drawings of struts

May 7, 2009   Installing shock struts, gear done and fuselage now rolling

August 29, 2009  Beginning wood wing construction

December 15, 2009 Wing attach fittings

December 17, 2009  Fabricating compression struts

December 20, 2009  Drilling spar for attach fittings

2010

January 1, 2010  Spar fabrication

January 25, 2010  Test fitting spars

February 20, 2010  Welding compression struts

May 2, 2010  Fitting compression struts

May 7, 2010  Trammeling wings

May 17, 2010  Gluing on "D" ribs

June 19, 2010  Making and attaching wood bow wing tips

June 25, 2010  Beginning second wing

July 3, 2010  Second wing, lots of repeating steps from first wing

July 26, 2010  Lots of shots of second wing build

October 28, 2010  Aileron and flap hinges

November 16, 2010  First installation of aileron hinges

2011

January 16, 2011 Fabricating hinges to fit on ailerons and flaps

April 2, 2011  Building a wood aileron

April 21, 2011  Building a wood flap and test fitting

October 25, 2011 Adding flap bellcrank to 2+2 wing (not in Wag plans)

October 27, 2011  Pulley install and running cables

2012

July 7, 2012  All four wood control surfaces done, flap bellcrank and springs installed

2013

June 25, 2013  Moving to my third home during build process

November 15, 2013  New shop set up, ready to work again

2014

January 2, 2014  Modifying the fuel tank; removing cross brace

January 28, 2014  Mock-up of fuel tank and new cable runs for aileron cables

February 1, 2014  Pulleys Installed in second wing  

February 12, 2014  Cables finished with fairleads around mock up of fuel tank; all cables inside wing without going through fuel tank. 

EAA Chapter 499 Presentation

July 16, 2014  Tank bay sheer plate construction

November 6, 2014  Leading edge plywood install

2015

February 9, 2015  Wingtip glass, Landing lights and Nav Lights 

November 4th, 2015  Torque tube control sticks

November 11th, 2015   Mounting the wings on the fuselage

2016

February 17, 2016  Mounting the aileron and flap pulleys in the fuselage.

February 19, 2016  Front floor pattern and rudder cables

February 20, 2016  Rudder Pedals

February 21, 2016  Front seats

February 24, 2016  Lap belts for front seats

February 25, 2016  Rear Seat


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