Author Archives: Matt

Contouring and Covering the Sides

So the summer building season has drawn to a close, and it’s time to get serious about getting caught up with the ol’ blog.  Back in June, I was preparing for covering the sides of the fuselage, and the last … Continue reading

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Rotisserie Building

Before the sides can be covered, they need to be contoured.  Before they can be contoured, the fuselage needs to be moved from the table, onto a support structure that will allow changing the orientation of the fuselage easily.  This … Continue reading

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Covering the Bottom

So the last few posts have been building up to this point, covering the bottom! Having reinstalled the landing brake, with a few dabs of 5-min epoxy, sanded the depression all around it, and built the duct tape buildup around … Continue reading

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NAV Antenna Installation

So I’m finally back with a new post.  The last several weeks have been rather hectic around here, starting with a trip to Oshkosh (awesome), followed by weeks of the annual inspection on the Tri-Pacer (not quite as awesome), culminating … Continue reading

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Step Indentation

In today’s post, I’ll cover the trials and tribulations of preparing the fuselage to accept the metal step that is called for in the plans.  A lot of people are moving away from the original step design and putting in … Continue reading

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