Sunday, October 17, 2010

Photo essay

Work is continuing on the seat with Nathan drilling off and rivetting up the bottom stiffeners.With the thin material of the seat the countersunk rivets are dimpled into the sheet.Also the seat frames are being drilled off as the parts slowly come together to be assembled.The tropical "Lunchbox" is continued with all edges cleaned up and polished.With the paint tin out decided to restore the original radio tray we have been loaned.It has been bead blasted and now in it,s undercoat.Also gave me a chance to take some detailed pics to share with you of the lord mounts,latches and pins etc.Also the bolt detail with centrepopped nut locking.Anyway enjoy the pics..

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Well the 2010 MAAF Flyin has come and gone..Thank you to all that came and said hello..
Back in the hangar now with the seat progressing well for a first attempt.Getting wire edging done on such a compound shape has proved challenging.
also with the seat underway I guess it would be an idea to start getting the framework together for it.Pics show the main seat frame members in primer.
Also a new volunteer started so got him making the stowage for the Tropical survival rations etc.