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29mm spacers for aligning rudder pedalsFlap hinge plates FL1 FL2 FL3Redux surplus after pre-bonding
35mm film can spray gunflap pushrod clearance improvedRedux test piece
3D Mouldings label in bonding areaflap pushrod clearance problemRedux test piece broken
90mm spacer block for rudder pedal shaft alignmentflap pushrod hole in tunnel bulkheadRedux thickness on starboard rib flanges
A bad layupFlap root extension inner layupsregulator mounted on firewall
Abrading for BID under FL18sFlap root extension outer layupsRelease film for wing skin pre-bonding
Access hole in cockpit module tunnelflap slot damage insideRemoving a bad top-hat layup
Access hole positions transferred insideflaps stored in cockpitRemoving another bad top-hat layup
access panel and support rib layupsFlettner strips bonded to tabsremoving engine
Adjusting height of wing slingfloxing vent pipe holesremoving engine mount fixings
aft baffleFlying but not in a EuropaRemoving flap root extension former
Aft port wing pin socket pad shimmedFoam supports carved to fit under footwell floorsremoving old connectors from fuel filler
Aft wing pin socket padsForward socket heater clampremoving old connectors from fuel filler
Aft wing socket new hole - portForward wing socket bolts - portResin pump calibration checks
aileron balance after paintingForward wing socket bolts - starboardretract bungee re-fitted
aileron balance after painting with dimension linesFuel elbow adjustedretract bungee secured
aileron balance after sanding undersidesfuel filler trial fittingRetract down-latch
aileron balance check after paint removalFuel gauge sender headretract lever fitted
aileron balance check after paint removalfuel hose firewall fitting mockupretract lever guide plate
aileron balancing after 2nd paintingfuel hose in tunnelRetract lever holes
Aileron drive bolt alignmentfuel hose marked for cutting at firewallRetract lever position
aileron fillingfuel hose protection on aft baffleRetract lever slot cut
Aligning flap hinge plates FL1 FL2 FL3fuel hose protection on aft baffle - wrong sizeRetract lever slot marking-out
alignment fixture for flap cross-tube guidefuel hose routing in tunnelRig tailplanes
alternator cable securedfuel hose with clip in tunnelRight-angle adaptor for wing-leveller servo
altimeter knob shaft extenderfuel hose, tunnel to firewallright-angle connector cover for wing leveller servo
AN970-3 washers modifiedFuel level sensor amplifierRouting out brown foam
anchor nuts for baffle fixingfuel level sensor cover fittedRowland with hammer
Arbour press ram modificationFuel level sensor tee-piecerubber parts of rudder shaft seal
attaching Belleville washer to spar cupfuel line from flow sender to unionrubbing blocks on tower
axle bolt lockwirefuel line union at wheel wellRudder bellcrank split-pins
Bad and good airline connectorsfuel pipe from gascolator to pumprudder cable seal port
baffle clearance at oil tankfuel pipe from pump to flow senderrudder cable seal starboard
baffle clearance from oil hosesfuel pipe to gascolatorRudder cable turnbuckles installed aft
baffle clearance from oil tank elbowFuel pipes from tank to selector valverudder crank firewall relief marking
baffle clearance from water hoseFuel pump clearancerudder deflection 2nd check
baffle edge sealsfuel return firewall fitting completedrudder deflection first check
baggage bay - first edge layupsfuel systemRudder flange damage
battery boxFuel tank adaptorsrudder hung on clecos
battery box mouldfuel tank C adaptor fittedRudder jig for sanding
battery isolator etc mountedFuel valve trial assemblyRudder layup
battery strap sewingfuel ventRudder port side filled
Beam balance fine adjusterfuselage centreline marksrudder pulley access covers
blue foam for seat bases and battery box mouldfuselage damage at flap cross-tuberudder shaft seal fixings
blue foam side stiffenerFuselage dollyrudder shaft seal fixings
Bonding clip for sight gauge tubingfuselage hard-points for wing pin socketsrudder shaft seal fixings
Bonding CS02 and CS03fuselage in trailerrudder shaft seal fixings
Bonding CS05 to CS03fuselage levelling jigrudder shaft seal fixings
bonding fin tipFuselage on starboard siderudder shaft seal fixings
bonding Flettner strips to tabsFuselage parked tail end inrudder shaft seal fixings
Bonding in FL18sfuselage ready to go into trailerRudder shaft seals fitted
bonding in flap cross-tube guideFuselage spar hole layupRudder starboard side polished
Bonding in port wing horn boxesFuselage spar hole repairSagging filler
Bonding on fuselage top mouldingfuselage top propped upsanded through paint on starboard aiieron
Bonding pitot/static tubing clipsfuselage top upside down in garageSander for curved parts
bonding shoot bolt guide in doorFuselage trim lineSanding filler on rudder
bonding side stiffenersFuselage upside-downsanding paint off stbd aileron upper surface
bonding studs to underside of tunnelFuselage winched out of trailersanding paint off underside of starboard aileron
bonding wing root fairingsgap for upper bump stopsanding port aileron underside
Boring crank arm holegaps in duct around coolerssanding port aileron upper side
Both wings in garageGarden shedsanding through filler on starboard aileron
Bottom fuselage half upside-downgascolator hatch splash mouldingSandvik abrader
Bowden cable protection on aft baffleGel coat drips & runsSatisfactory Nicopress sleeve
bracket for fuel line unionGel-coat trial finishScrew fouling rudder cable
bracket formers from blue foamGel-coating rudderScrew spacers for stiffnuts
Bracket layups held in placegetting ready to fill tailplanescrewcutting AN840-6D boss
brake bolt lockwireGPO Research Station Dollis Hillseat base foam proposals
Brake filler hole coverHandle for lifting forward end of fuselageServo bellcrank relieved
Bridge to hold down tubing clipsheadrest hole brown foam routed outServo cable clips
brown foam cover for tie-bar tunnel slotheadrest hole for wiresServo link rod fouling
BT Research Labs Martlesham Heathheating resistors on aileron quick-connect bellcranksServo link rod length
Bulkhead location on fuselage top mouldingHeating resistors on wing pin socketsServo mount bolts safetied
card template for aft baffleHolder for thinning FL11Setup for first aileron hinge hole
card template for aft baffle unfoldedhole in stick base socket for wiresshaping door handles
Carving flap root extension formerHoles in the wing skinshelf cut out
Carving flap root extension formerHorn-box recess enlargedshoot bolt alignment
Carving flap root extension formerhose cut for fitting endshoot bolt guides bonded
carving foam for starboard seat recesshose end assembledshoot bolt guides in door frame
Chamfer for tailwheel arm mounthose fitted to socketshort turnbuckle
check tailplane torque tube levelhose insertion checkshortening FL15 cross-tube
check XTW06 lineup for XTW15 bondinghub and brake lockwireSling for fuselage top moulding
Checking CS05 centre distanceInitial fit of fuselage top mouldingslot for fuel hose on aft baffle
Cleco sternpost in placeInstalling carb heat pipingsoft sanding block
clips retaining wires to fuel pump and flow sensorInstrument module brackets.Spar - bellcrank clearance
clips securing brake lineInstrument module cutout for radio panelspar guides
Cockpit module bondinginstrument module inner flangespar hole layups removed
Cockpit module pre-bond inspection riginstrument module ventilation holesSplash layup temporary bonding
Cockpit module spar bush bondinginstrument panels black anodizedSplash moulding for top of containment bulkhead
Cockpit module trimmed and frettedInstrument sub-panelSplash moulding on brackets
Cockpit module tunnel edges trimmedIpswich airportSpraying CS05 torque tubes
conduit for VHF comms antenna cablejig for thinning blue foamstainless steel firewall fitting problem
conduit hole in rear bulkheadjoining baffle partsstainless steel firewall patch
conduit on baggage-bay roofKeeping rudder pedals at neutralstainless steel firewall patch fitted
Conduit sleeves and tube clipskink in fin splash mouldingstarboard aft baffle fitting
confirming correct connectors for fuel fillerKit partsstarboard baffle fitting
Containment bulkhead clearanceLanding gear mount corrosionstarboard baffle forward bend
Containment bulkhead sides bowedlaser etched legendsStarboard wing conduit tryout
cooling duct final fittinglathe changewheels for threading bushStarboard wing on car roof bars
cooling duct fittedlayup covering tie-bar tunnel slotstarter cable bush
cooling duct marked for 2nd trimlayup filed back to expose Belleville washerstarter cable bush manufacture
cooling duct with first fit of sealslayup for internal-corner conduit clipsstarter cable bush threading
cooling fanlayup on aft face of baggage bay bulkheadStarter wiring in baffle location
cowl and propeller test assemblylayup on aft face of baggage bay bulkhead with peel-plysteel parts of rudder shaft seal
cowl assembled with clecoslevel fuselagestick-top switch mount
Cowl first assemblyLevelling fuselagestorage of painted tailplanes
cowl first trial fit on fuselageLG02 propped up to check cable clearanceStraightedge on fin
cowl fit after trimmingLG02A profilingstrobe power supply mounted
cowl fittedLumps on wing top skinstuds bonded to underside of tunnel
cowl fitted with clecosmachining vacuum adaptorsupport for trim tabs
cowl fitted with temporary screwsmagneto lead feedthroughTailplane alignment
cowl overlap on fuselageMaking clips for stall-warner tubetailplane holders in trailer
cowl positioning jigMaking fuel tank adaptorsTailplane outboard rib
cowl trimming guide linemaking internal-corner conduit clipsTailplane pip pin recesses
cowl with propshaft holeMaking new top-hat layups between door framesTailplane tips
Crank arm clamped to CS03 for drillingmaking protective cover for fuel level sendertailwheel arm mount pad ground down
crowbar etc mountedmaking replica of LG frame for fitting firewallTailwheel arm mount plywood stack
CS04 clamped in positionmaking stick-top switch mount (1)tailwheel cables with turnbuckles
CS04 shaped to fitmaking stick-top switch mount (2)Tailwheel mount painted
CS10 pivot markingsmaking stick-top switch mount (3)Tank spacer layup
CS14 alignmentmaking stick-top switch mount (4)Tank support layups
Cupboards for glass and resinMaking support sleeves for wing conduittank vent assembly curing
Curing BID strips at rear of cockpit modulemaking tailwheel towing devicetank vent pipe to filler
curing Flettner strip fillermaking threading tool holderTE support for sanding
Curing tent over inverted fuselageMaking wooden handle for brake leverTemporarily tensioning rudder cables - first method
custom hex drill bitmanifold pressure restrictorTemporarily tensioning rudder cables - second method
Cutout for tailwheel arm mountMark lower rear access hole positiontest alignment of rudder shaft seal
Cutting away TE between aileron and flapMark Mod 77 bracket positiontest fit of AN nut on FRFF
Cutting back FL18SMarking holes for LG01 top tube drillingtest fit of fuel line elbow on firewall
Cutting out fuselage rear bulkheadMarking out for fuel gauge senderTest fit of NPT thread in end of FRFF
cutting semi-circular hole in bafflemarking out for tailwheel tracks in trailertesting stainless steel firewall fit
Cutting trim slotsmarking slot for flap actuator cross-tubeThin patches on rudder root
Dispenser bottle nozzlesMass-balance weights paintedThin spots on rudder hinge vee
dolly hold-down nutplate locationsMilling the slot in the rudder cable guidesthrottle lever handle
door handle partsMinitool jigsaw blade clamp modificationtie-bar plywood brace bonding
door handle trial assemblyModel aeroplanesTools
door hinge gapModified ironTop of containment bulkhead trimmed
door hinge recesses maksedModify rear bulkhead for Mod 77Torque tube support
door hinges maskedmount for Airbox Aware 5TP10 drill setup
door latch fittingmoving fuselage to rigging dollyTP10 drill setup
door pushrod angle slotNeville Eyre's cowlTP12 - TP10 trial fit
door pushrod tangsnew fuel filler connectors installedTP14 split pins
door rebate impressionsNew peel-ply roll mounttrail assembly of cooling duct
doors fittednew resin balance placardtrail fit of water radiator
doors hingednew shoot bolt holetrailer floor rot
Double marking of holes in cockpit modulenutplates for dolly screwstrailer pulley adrift
Double tube clip materialodyssey batterytrailer pulley repair
Dowel roller for inside wing repairoffering engine to fuselageTrailer ramp gas springs
Drill CS17oil hose return routingtrailer spar clamp change
Drill TP10oil hose routingtrailer stuff moved out to get at wings
Drilling pushrod ends using vee-blocksoil hose routing at tanktrailer winch rope fairlead fitting
Drilling the torque tube hole in the seat faceoil hoses passing rear starboard baffletrailer winch rope fairlead on frame
duct side puzzleoil pipe routing testtrailer winch rope fairlead on spar support
duct sides versus templateoil tank bracket screwtrailer winch wire rope clamp
duct-tape masking for aileron bellcrank pad bondingoil tank fittedtrailer winch wire rope route
Dummy pitot-static mastold connectors on fuel fillertrailer wing dolly restraints
Dummy TS05old connectors removed from fuel fillertrailer wiring clear of winch rope
Dynon D2 & Airbox Aware 5 mountedOne-cup resin balancetransponder installation
electrical items on firewallOutriggertransponder loom lacing
electrical wiring on firewall itemsover-centre test bossestrial fit of all stainless steel firewall panels
Engine alignment checkoverflow bottle mountedtrial fit of assembled upper stainless steel firewall panels
Engine mount re-fittedoverflow bottle straptrial fit of cooling duct
engine on craneoverhead panel bracket layuptrial fit of engine to fuselage
engine removedoverhead panel bracketstrial fit of oil cooler
engine sump banjo rotated and lockedoverhead panel fittedtrial fit of port baffle
engine without shroudoverhead panel layuptrial fit of rudder shaft seals
Enlarged gate for trailerpainting flap hangerstrial fit of silencer
Enlarging aileron hinge screw holespanel holes for warning lightstrial fit of stainless steel firewall patch
EURO29 bolt differencesparting off stepped washertrial fit of stainless steel lower firewall panel
EURO29 bolts lock-wiredparts sprayed whitetrial fit of starboard baffle
exhaust hole in cowlParts spread out on lawntrial fit of trimmed firewall panels
F18 filler neck BID strapsPitot-static mast connexiontrial fit of upper stainless steel firewall panel flange
F18 filler neck fittedpitot-static systemtrial fit of upper stainless steel firewall panels
F18 foam spacerPitot-static tubing connectorsTrial hole for transponder head
F18 foam spacer fittedPlastic bottlestrial of seal on duct side
F33 door latch cover trimmingplastic conduit through baggage baytrial setting of wing incidence
Failed bond on flap root extensionplastic tub for flap cross-tube guidetrial setting of wing incidence 2
failed funnel flatteningplenum chamberTrim and anti-servo tab
failed rivet replacedplotting trim link rod pathtrim tabs rubbed down
Filing CS09Apoor sewing on battery straptrimming stainless steel sheet with power nibbler
Filing down CS07/CS08port aileron balance after sanding undersideTubing clip bond failure
filing engine mount weld filletPort aileron bellcrank mounttunnel slot for tie-bar
filling tailplanePort flap aligned with aileronTurnbuckles fitted forward and rubbing on floor
filling trim link slotport flap BID patchturning down AN840-6D boss
fin splash moulding taped in placePort flap clamped to templateturning down hex aluminium bar for FRFF
fin tip flanges trimmedport flap filledtyre clearance
Fin wedged openPort tip flange misalignmentunderside of starboard aileron with paint and filler sanded off
final fit of cooling ductPort wing aileron bellcrankUnidentified objects in fuel tank
Finger strainers and tank adaptorsPort wing aileron closeout cutawayUnsatisfactory Nicopress sleeve
Finishing rudder port sidePort wing on flap templateupper bump stop
Finishing rudder tipPort wing skin pre-bondingUSB outlet on main panel
fire extinguisher mountedPort wing skin slotted to clear tip flange misalignmentvacuum port adaptors
fire extinguisher re-fitPort wing tilted onto LEvacuum pump pad cover
firesleeve on firewall feed-throughPosition sternpost holevacuum system
firewall clearance with port rudderPositioning CS09vent hardware trial fitting
firewall clearance with starboard rudderPotential control restrictionVoid between rib and bottom skin
firewall panels trimmed to clear rudder systempower distribution terminalsW35 gussets on tie-bar
firewall pass-through from M8 boltPreparing for spar bush bondingwater hose routing
firewall pass-through made from jam funnelpreparing to fill tailplanewater pipe routing test
firewall templatespreparing to sand starboard aileronwater trap adaptors
firewall wire bundle testprofiling tailplaneWeekend Workshop
first plan of items on firewallprofiling tailplaneWeights for wing skin bonding
first successful wing rigprofiling tailplaneWet sanding with guide coat
first trim of cooling ductprofiling tailplaneWing conduit installation
Fit trim servoprofiling tailplaneWing fairing protector
fitting baffle edge sealsprofiling tailplaneWing leveller servo mounted
Fitting fuel valve mounting plateprofiling tailplaneWing on table for pin fitting
Fitting fuselage rear bulkheadprofiling tailplaneWing pin fitting
Fitting Mod 70 rubbing stripsprop drive dowels safety-wiredWing rear closeout spacer
fitting tailwheel tracks in trailerprop stored in garageWing repair completed
Fitting trailer floorpropeller brush bracket checkWing skin bonded
fitting vent hardware to F18Propeller deliveryWing skin cut away for repair
FL15 paint removedpulley mount trialWing slings
FL15 rubbing strip positionRadio and intercomwing socket hardpoint layups 1
FL15 rubbing stripsradio panel instruments trial fitWing TE aileron closeout trimming
FL15 rubbing strips bondedradio panel populatedWing tip support
FL18 hinge bracket alignment - first tryradio panel trial fitWings first pinned together
FL18 hinge brackets on straight-edgeradio panel water-jet cutwingtip to wingtip string test
FL18s re-positionedRe-bonding port wing TEwingtip to wingtip string test 2
FL22 starboard alignmentre-doing spar hole layupswirebook
Flapreaching into footwellWitness marks on CS22 & CS23
Flap attachment bolt almost threadboundRear upper fuselage holes markedWooden block for rudder hinge vee
flap cross-tube guide fittedrebate around tunnel slot for tie-barXTW06 alignment
flap hinge arrangementsredundant cylinder shroudXTW06 alignment template
Flap hinge clampRedux pre-bond thickness on port wing ribsXTW15 magnetic retainer
Flap hinge plate alignment toolsRedux spread ready for wing skin bond

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