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29mm spacers for aligning rudder pedalsFL18 hinge bracket alignment - first trypropeller brush bracket check
35mm film can spray gunFL18 hinge brackets on straight-edgePropeller delivery
3D Mouldings label in bonding areaFL18s re-positionedpulley mount trial
90mm spacer block for rudder pedal shaft alignmentFL22 starboard alignmentRadio and intercom
A bad layupFlapradio panel instruments trial fit
Abrading for BID under FL18sFlap attachment bolt almost threadboundradio panel populated
Access hole in cockpit module tunnelflap cross-tube guide fittedradio panel trial fit
Access hole positions transferred insideflap hinge arrangementsradio panel water-jet cut
access panel and support rib layupsFlap hinge clampRe-bonding port wing TE
Adjusting height of wing slingFlap hinge plate alignment toolsre-doing spar hole layups
aft baffleFlap hinge plates FL1 FL2 FL3reaching into footwell
Aft port wing pin socket pad shimmedflap pushrod clearance improvedRear upper fuselage holes marked
Aft wing pin socket padsflap pushrod clearance problemrebate around tunnel slot for tie-bar
Aft wing socket new hole - portflap pushrod hole in tunnel bulkheadredundant cylinder shroud
aileron balance after paintingFlap root extension inner layupsRedux pre-bond thickness on port wing ribs
aileron balance after painting with dimension linesFlap root extension outer layupsRedux spread ready for wing skin bond
aileron balance after sanding undersidesflap slot damage insideRedux surplus after pre-bonding
aileron balance check after paint removalflaps stored in cockpitRedux test piece
aileron balance check after paint removalFlettner strips bonded to tabsRedux test piece broken
Aileron drive bolt alignmentfloxing vent pipe holesRedux thickness on starboard rib flanges
aileron fillingFlying but not in a Europaregulator mounted on firewall
Aligning flap hinge plates FL1 FL2 FL3Foam supports carved to fit under footwell floorsRelease film for wing skin pre-bonding
alignment fixture for flap cross-tube guideForward socket heater clampRemoving a bad top-hat layup
alternator cable securedForward wing socket bolts - portRemoving another bad top-hat layup
altimeter knob shaft extenderForward wing socket bolts - starboardRemoving flap root extension former
AN970-3 washers modifiedfuel filler trial fittingResin pump calibration checks
anchor nuts for baffle fixingFuel gauge sender headretract bungee re-fitted
Arbour press ram modificationfuel hose routing in tunnelretract bungee secured
attaching Belleville washer to spar cupfuel hose with clip in tunnelRetract down-latch
axle bolt lockwireFuel level sensor amplifierretract lever fitted
Bad and good airline connectorsfuel level sensor cover fittedretract lever guide plate
baffle clearance at oil tankFuel level sensor tee-pieceRetract lever holes
baffle clearance from oil hosesfuel line from flow sender to unionRetract lever position
baffle clearance from oil tank elbowfuel line union at wheel wellRetract lever slot cut
baffle clearance from water hosefuel pipe from gascolator to pumpRetract lever slot marking-out
baggage bay - first edge layupsfuel pipe from pump to flow senderRig tailplanes
battery boxfuel pipe to gascolatorRight-angle adaptor for wing-leveller servo
battery box mouldFuel pipes from tank to selector valveright-angle connector cover for wing leveller servo
battery isolator etc mountedFuel pump clearanceRouting out brown foam
battery strap sewingfuel systemRowland with hammer
Beam balance fine adjusterFuel tank adaptorsrubbing blocks on tower
blue foam for seat bases and battery box mouldfuel tank C adaptor fittedRudder bellcrank split-pins
blue foam side stiffenerFuel valve trial assemblyRudder cable turnbuckles installed aft
Bonding clip for sight gauge tubingfuel ventrudder deflection 2nd check
Bonding CS02 and CS03fuselage centreline marksrudder deflection first check
Bonding CS05 to CS03fuselage damage at flap cross-tubeRudder flange damage
bonding fin tipFuselage dollyrudder hung on clecos
bonding Flettner strips to tabsfuselage hard-points for wing pin socketsRudder jig for sanding
Bonding in FL18sfuselage in trailerRudder layup
bonding in flap cross-tube guidefuselage levelling jigRudder port side filled
Bonding in port wing horn boxesFuselage on starboard siderudder pulley access covers
Bonding on fuselage top mouldingFuselage parked tail end inRudder starboard side polished
Bonding pitot/static tubing clipsfuselage ready to go into trailerSagging filler
bonding shoot bolt guide in doorFuselage spar hole layupsanded through paint on starboard aiieron
bonding side stiffenersFuselage spar hole repairSander for curved parts
bonding studs to underside of tunnelfuselage top propped upSanding filler on rudder
bonding wing root fairingsfuselage top upside down in garagesanding paint off stbd aileron upper surface
Boring crank arm holeFuselage trim linesanding paint off underside of starboard aileron
Both wings in garageFuselage upside-downsanding port aileron underside
Bottom fuselage half upside-downFuselage winched out of trailersanding port aileron upper side
bracket for fuel line uniongap for upper bump stopsanding through filler on starboard aileron
bracket formers from blue foamgaps in duct around coolersSandvik abrader
Bracket layups held in placeGarden shedSatisfactory Nicopress sleeve
brake bolt lockwiregascolator hatch splash mouldingScrew fouling rudder cable
Brake filler hole coverGel coat drips & runsScrew spacers for stiffnuts
Bridge to hold down tubing clipsGel-coat trial finishscrewcutting AN840-6D boss
brown foam cover for tie-bar tunnel slotGel-coating rudderseat base foam proposals
BT Research Labs Martlesham Heathgetting ready to fill tailplaneServo bellcrank relieved
Bulkhead location on fuselage top mouldingGPO Research Station Dollis HillServo cable clips
card template for aft baffleHandle for lifting forward end of fuselageServo link rod fouling
card template for aft baffle unfoldedheadrest hole brown foam routed outServo link rod length
Carving flap root extension formerheadrest hole for wiresServo mount bolts safetied
Carving flap root extension formerheating resistors on aileron quick-connect bellcranksSetup for first aileron hinge hole
Carving flap root extension formerHeating resistors on wing pin socketsshaping door handles
carving foam for starboard seat recessHolder for thinning FL11shelf cut out
Chamfer for tailwheel arm mounthole in stick base socket for wiresshoot bolt alignment
check tailplane torque tube levelHoles in the wing skinshoot bolt guides bonded
check XTW06 lineup for XTW15 bondingHorn-box recess enlargedshoot bolt guides in door frame
Checking CS05 centre distancehub and brake lockwireshort turnbuckle
Cleco sternpost in placeInitial fit of fuselage top mouldingshortening FL15 cross-tube
clips retaining wires to fuel pump and flow sensorInstalling carb heat pipingSling for fuselage top moulding
clips securing brake lineInstrument module brackets.soft sanding block
Cockpit module bondingInstrument module cutout for radio panelSpar - bellcrank clearance
Cockpit module pre-bond inspection riginstrument module inner flangespar guides
Cockpit module spar bush bondinginstrument module ventilation holesspar hole layups removed
Cockpit module trimmed and frettedinstrument panels black anodizedSplash layup temporary bonding
Cockpit module tunnel edges trimmedInstrument sub-panelSplash moulding for top of containment bulkhead
conduit for VHF comms antenna cableIpswich airportSplash moulding on brackets
conduit hole in rear bulkheadjig for thinning blue foamSpraying CS05 torque tubes
conduit on baggage-bay roofjoining baffle partsstarboard aft baffle fitting
Conduit sleeves and tube clipsKeeping rudder pedals at neutralstarboard baffle fitting
Containment bulkhead clearancekink in fin splash mouldingstarboard baffle forward bend
Containment bulkhead sides bowedKit partsStarboard wing conduit tryout
cooling duct final fittingLanding gear mount corrosionStarboard wing on car roof bars
cooling duct fittedlaser etched legendsstarter cable bush
cooling duct marked for 2nd trimlathe changewheels for threading bushstarter cable bush manufacture
cooling duct with first fit of sealslayup covering tie-bar tunnel slotstarter cable bush threading
cooling fanlayup filed back to expose Belleville washerStarter wiring in baffle location
cowl and propeller test assemblylayup for internal-corner conduit clipsstick-top switch mount
cowl assembled with clecoslayup on aft face of baggage bay bulkheadStraightedge on fin
Cowl first assemblylayup on aft face of baggage bay bulkhead with peel-plystrobe power supply mounted
cowl first trial fit on fuselagelevel fuselagestuds bonded to underside of tunnel
cowl fit after trimmingLevelling fuselagesupport for trim tabs
cowl fittedLG02 propped up to check cable clearanceTailplane alignment
cowl fitted with clecosLG02A profilingtailplane holders in trailer
cowl fitted with temporary screwsLumps on wing top skinTailplane outboard rib
cowl overlap on fuselagemachining vacuum adaptorTailplane pip pin recesses
cowl positioning jigmagneto lead feedthroughTailplane tips
cowl trimming guide lineMaking clips for stall-warner tubetailwheel arm mount pad ground down
cowl with propshaft holeMaking fuel tank adaptorsTailwheel arm mount plywood stack
Crank arm clamped to CS03 for drillingmaking internal-corner conduit clipstailwheel cables with turnbuckles
crowbar etc mountedMaking new top-hat layups between door framesTailwheel mount painted
CS04 clamped in positionmaking protective cover for fuel level senderTank spacer layup
CS04 shaped to fitmaking replica of LG frame for fitting firewallTank support layups
CS10 pivot markingsmaking stick-top switch mount (1)tank vent assembly curing
CS14 alignmentmaking stick-top switch mount (2)tank vent pipe to filler
Cupboards for glass and resinmaking stick-top switch mount (3)TE support for sanding
Curing BID strips at rear of cockpit modulemaking stick-top switch mount (4)Temporarily tensioning rudder cables - first method
curing Flettner strip fillerMaking support sleeves for wing conduitTemporarily tensioning rudder cables - second method
Curing tent over inverted fuselagemaking tailwheel towing deviceThin patches on rudder root
Cutout for tailwheel arm mountmaking threading tool holderThin spots on rudder hinge vee
Cutting away TE between aileron and flapMaking wooden handle for brake leverthrottle lever handle
Cutting back FL18Smanifold pressure restrictortie-bar plywood brace bonding
Cutting out fuselage rear bulkheadMark lower rear access hole positionTools
cutting semi-circular hole in baffleMark Mod 77 bracket positionTop of containment bulkhead trimmed
Cutting trim slotsMarking holes for LG01 top tube drillingTorque tube support
Dispenser bottle nozzlesMarking out for fuel gauge senderTP10 drill setup
dolly hold-down nutplate locationsmarking out for tailwheel tracks in trailerTP10 drill setup
door handle partsmarking slot for flap actuator cross-tubeTP12 - TP10 trial fit
door handle trial assemblyMass-balance weights paintedTP14 split pins
door hinge gapMilling the slot in the rudder cable guidestrail assembly of cooling duct
door hinge recesses maksedMinitool jigsaw blade clamp modificationtrail fit of water radiator
door hinges maskedModel aeroplanestrailer floor rot
door latch fittingModified irontrailer pulley adrift
door pushrod angle slotModify rear bulkhead for Mod 77trailer pulley repair
door pushrod tangsmount for Airbox Aware 5Trailer ramp gas springs
door rebate impressionsmoving fuselage to rigging dollytrailer spar clamp change
doors fittedNeville Eyre's cowltrailer stuff moved out to get at wings
doors hingedNew peel-ply roll mounttrailer winch rope fairlead fitting
Double marking of holes in cockpit modulenew resin balance placardtrailer winch rope fairlead on frame
Double tube clip materialnew shoot bolt holetrailer winch rope fairlead on spar support
Dowel roller for inside wing repairnutplates for dolly screwstrailer winch wire rope clamp
Drill CS17odyssey batterytrailer winch wire rope route
Drill TP10offering engine to fuselagetrailer wing dolly restraints
Drilling pushrod ends using vee-blocksoil hose return routingtrailer wiring clear of winch rope
Drilling the torque tube hole in the seat faceoil hose routing at tanktransponder installation
duct side puzzleoil pipe routing testtransponder loom lacing
duct sides versus templateoil tank bracket screwtrial fit of cooling duct
duct-tape masking for aileron bellcrank pad bondingoil tank fittedtrial fit of engine to fuselage
Dummy pitot-static mastOne-cup resin balancetrial fit of oil cooler
Dummy TS05Outriggertrial fit of silencer
Dynon D2 & Airbox Aware 5 mountedover-centre test bossestrial fit of starboard baffle
electrical items on firewalloverflow bottle mountedTrial hole for transponder head
electrical wiring on firewall itemsoverflow bottle straptrial of seal on duct side
Engine alignment checkoverhead panel bracket layuptrial setting of wing incidence
engine on craneoverhead panel bracketstrial setting of wing incidence 2
engine without shroudoverhead panel fittedTrim and anti-servo tab
Enlarged gate for traileroverhead panel layuptrim tabs rubbed down
Enlarging aileron hinge screw holespainting flap hangersTubing clip bond failure
EURO29 bolt differencespanel holes for warning lightstunnel slot for tie-bar
EURO29 bolts lock-wiredparting off stepped washerTurnbuckles fitted forward and rubbing on floor
exhaust hole in cowlparts sprayed whiteturning down AN840-6D boss
F18 filler neck BID strapsParts spread out on lawntyre clearance
F18 filler neck fittedPitot-static mast connexionunderside of starboard aileron with paint and filler sanded off
F18 foam spacerpitot-static systemUnidentified objects in fuel tank
F18 foam spacer fittedPitot-static tubing connectorsUnsatisfactory Nicopress sleeve
F33 door latch cover trimmingPlastic bottlesupper bump stop
Failed bond on flap root extensionplastic conduit through baggage bayUSB outlet on main panel
failed funnel flatteningplastic tub for flap cross-tube guidevacuum port adaptors
Filing CS09Aplenum chambervacuum pump pad cover
Filing down CS07/CS08plotting trim link rod pathvacuum system
filing engine mount weld filletpoor sewing on battery strapvent hardware trial fitting
filling tailplaneport aileron balance after sanding undersideVoid between rib and bottom skin
filling trim link slotPort aileron bellcrank mountW35 gussets on tie-bar
fin splash moulding taped in placePort flap aligned with aileronwater hose routing
fin tip flanges trimmedport flap BID patchwater pipe routing test
Fin wedged openPort flap clamped to templatewater trap adaptors
final fit of cooling ductport flap filledWeekend Workshop
Finger strainers and tank adaptorsPort tip flange misalignmentWeights for wing skin bonding
Finishing rudder port sidePort wing aileron bellcrankWet sanding with guide coat
Finishing rudder tipPort wing aileron closeout cutawayWing conduit installation
fire extinguisher mountedPort wing on flap templateWing fairing protector
fire extinguisher re-fitPort wing skin pre-bondingWing leveller servo mounted
firesleeve on firewall feed-throughPort wing skin slotted to clear tip flange misalignmentWing on table for pin fitting
firewall pass-through from M8 boltPort wing tilted onto LEWing pin fitting
firewall pass-through made from jam funnelPosition sternpost holeWing rear closeout spacer
firewall templatesPositioning CS09Wing repair completed
firewall wire bundle testPotential control restrictionWing skin bonded
first plan of items on firewallpower distribution terminalsWing skin cut away for repair
first successful wing rigPreparing for spar bush bondingWing slings
first trim of cooling ductpreparing to fill tailplanewing socket hardpoint layups 1
Fit trim servopreparing to sand starboard aileronWing TE aileron closeout trimming
Fitting fuel valve mounting plateprofiling tailplaneWing tip support
Fitting fuselage rear bulkheadprofiling tailplaneWings first pinned together
Fitting Mod 70 rubbing stripsprofiling tailplanewingtip to wingtip string test
fitting tailwheel tracks in trailerprofiling tailplanewingtip to wingtip string test 2
Fitting trailer floorprofiling tailplanewirebook
fitting vent hardware to F18profiling tailplaneWitness marks on CS22 & CS23
FL15 paint removedprofiling tailplaneWooden block for rudder hinge vee
FL15 rubbing strip positionprofiling tailplaneXTW06 alignment
FL15 rubbing stripsprop drive dowels safety-wiredXTW06 alignment template
FL15 rubbing strips bondedprop stored in garageXTW15 magnetic retainer

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