Sunday, February 14, 2010

I gotta stop drinking caffeine...

Well Happy Valentines day everyone and hoping you gave your better half a wonderful day.Being single does have it,s advantages but days like today bring things into perspective.
Ok onto the big girl I date just about every Sunday..
Work continues on the intercostals and brackets and F14 being well on the way to being finished.Also one of the other leeeeetle jobs to be done was F18a,s Spine Longeron cutout.This was one frame we had very little info on and only struck it lucky with a true gentleman (Oscar Duck your a legend)letting us trace his MkXIV Spits formers.Only recently we received a F18a drawing from another contact in Germany of all places..Thanks Helmut!!!
Still undergoing a parts stocktake and going through our parts keeping process and recording of work,going to take a while but making good headway.Anyway here are the todays pics..

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Blog page!!!

Hi all just a quick update to link everyone to the new blog i have started.Well it,s pretty much explainitory and hopefully will show the design of all the parts in detail that goes into the plane.Well here is the link..!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Need more coffee!!!

Continuing on from last week is the addition of the fuselage intercostals.It is a slow job but progressing well.Lot of finishing off still has to be done to the frames.The flange that rivets to the skin having to be "bumped" to the right angle to let the skin flow nicely down the fuselage.Great for aerodynamics but a pain to build.Also got frustrated with the hole where F14 sits so used the T3 ones as templates and traced them onto a nice bit of annealed 2024 Aircarft grade ally.Got one formed up and will finish the other one off next weekend.When all the parts are done it will be time to get accurate and lazer level off the jig beam,set up everything up right,straighten the frames and start drilling.Till next week.
Now where,s me Coke??>>>>>>>