Empennage Rear Spar Assembly (2h)

Rear Spar Assembly (2h)

Time to really start the project now that I got my clecos and the right drill bits. I’m really taking my time before drilling anything because I’m still at the stage where I’m afraid to make mistakes. Pretty sure after the first couple of mistakes I’ll get more relaxed and start working faster. Manage to …

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Empennage Starting to build (1h)

Starting to build (1h)

I could not get too far this weekend because I realized that my tool “starter kit” does not have even close the number of clecos that I need. Really that starter kit is only good for the training kits. I placed the order for more clecos and a few drill bits that also did not …

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Empennage Empennage Arrived! (4.5h)

Empennage Arrived! (4.5h)

Finally the day has come! I was expecting to receive on August 23rd, which was also my birthday, making the perfect birthday gift but off course the packages were held by CBSA for customs and it took me a day to have Fedex clear the customs for me. They charged me $10 CAD to clear …

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Training Kits Training Kit Update

Training Kit Update

Finally finished the training kit and I got to say, it was very useful as a confidence booster tool. The instructions on how to build are, in my opinion, awful leaving to you to figure out how to do a lot of the work based on the drawings alone. From what I heard from other …

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Tools New Toys

New Toys

Received my ATS Pneumatic Squeezer kit and boy, that’s an amazing addition to my toolbox. I can easily see myself saving months of work on dimpling and riveting. I came with the two yokes in the image below but I also got a 5 inch one to make sure it will reach everywhere so I …

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Priming The Priming Wars

The Priming Wars

This topic was driving me crazy for weeks now. If you’re new to aircraft building you should know that there’s a never-ending war in regards to the proper (and best) way to protect your aircraft against corrosion. I hate this war, it makes so much harder for someone that is just trying to start to …

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Training Kits First Toolbox: Partial Failure

First Toolbox: Partial Failure

I started to play with my new tools by building the 1st of 4 training kits I have, a van’s toolbox. A classic first project for most aircraft builders out there. And I got to say, I’m not happy with the results at all! I guess this is OK, this was the goal of the …

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