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SPARS, RIBS AND SKINS

May 2019, The wing construction has started ! Few hours after opening the crates we were already at work. The knowledge gained while building the empennage greatly help the understanding and allow us to be rapidly to the heart of the matter. We start with the main...

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AN EMPENNAGE !

7 May 2019 the empennage is completed ! The empennage is a series of fix and moveable surfaces ensuring aircraft stability and maneuvering in pitch and yaw. The tail cone also part of the first kit is completed as well. Oh Happiness, after months of building, to...

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MODUS OPERANDI

Or explanations on the methods and technique used to build a kit plane… The plans are the live wire of the built, it’s a real pleasure to work with them, all steps are very detailed, you just have to follow through, page after page, like reading a good...

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1286 RIVETS

Rivet : a headed pin or bolt of metal used for uniting two or more pieces by passing the shank through a hole in each piece and then beating or pressing down the plain end so as to make a second head. 1284, 1285, 1286 rivets ! Just to assemble the horizontal...

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A RUDDER !

October 21, the rudder is finished, my first aircraft part ! The path is still long, very long but the fun is there. The work is huge, I will describe it in an upcoming article but it’s very close to what I have expected and I like it. Yet the beginnings were...

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THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

6 February 2018, the kit is ordered, on my birth day ! I am still not fully ready to start building but it’s symbolic. The crate from the empennage kit, big and intimidating, reaches Savièse end of April. The excitement is at its height ! It will be delicately...

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