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29mm spacers for aligning rudder pedalsFitting trailer floorPropeller delivery
35mm film can spray gunfitting vent hardware to F18Radio and intercom
3D Mouldings label in bonding areaFL15 paint removedradio panel instruments trial fit
90mm spacer block for rudder pedal shaft alignmentFL15 rubbing strip positionradio panel populated
A bad layupFL15 rubbing stripsradio panel trial fit
Abrading for BID under FL18sFL15 rubbing strips bondedradio panel water-jet cut
Access hole in cockpit module tunnelFL18 hinge bracket alignment - first tryRe-bonding port wing TE
Access hole positions transferred insideFL18 hinge brackets on straight-edgere-doing spar hole layups
access panel and support rib layupsFL18s re-positionedreaching into footwell
Adjusting height of wing slingFL22 starboard alignmentRear upper fuselage holes marked
aft baffleFlaprebate around tunnel slot for tie-bar
Aft port wing pin socket pad shimmedFlap attachment bolt almost threadboundredundant cylinder shroud
Aft wing pin socket padsflap cross-tube guide fittedRedux pre-bond thickness on port wing ribs
Aft wing socket new hole - portflap hinge arrangementsRedux spread ready for wing skin bond
Aileron drive bolt alignmentFlap hinge clampRedux surplus after pre-bonding
Aligning flap hinge plates FL1 FL2 FL3Flap hinge plate alignment toolsRedux test piece
alignment fixture for flap cross-tube guideFlap hinge plates FL1 FL2 FL3Redux test piece broken
alternator cable securedflap pushrod clearance improvedRedux thickness on starboard rib flanges
altimeter knob shaft extenderflap pushrod clearance problemregulator mounted on firewall
AN970-3 washers modifiedflap pushrod hole in tunnel bulkheadRelease film for wing skin pre-bonding
Arbour press ram modificationFlap root extension inner layupsRemoving a bad top-hat layup
attaching Belleville washer to spar cupFlap root extension outer layupsRemoving another bad top-hat layup
axle bolt lockwireflap slot damage insideRemoving flap root extension former
Bad and good airline connectorsfloxing vent pipe holesResin pump calibration checks
baggage bay - first edge layupsFoam supports carved to fit under footwell floorsretract bungee re-fitted
battery boxForward socket heater clampretract bungee secured
battery box mouldForward wing socket bolts - portRetract down-latch
battery isolator etc mountedForward wing socket bolts - starboardretract lever fitted
battery strap sewingfuel filler trial fittingretract lever guide plate
Beam balance fine adjusterFuel gauge sender headRetract lever holes
blue foam for seat bases and battery box mouldfuel hose routing in tunnelRetract lever position
blue foam side stiffenerfuel hose with clip in tunnelRetract lever slot cut
Bonding clip for sight gauge tubingFuel level sensor amplifierRetract lever slot marking-out
Bonding CS02 and CS03Fuel level sensor tee-pieceRig tailplanes
Bonding CS05 to CS03fuel line from flow sender to unionRight-angle adaptor for wing-leveller servo
bonding fin tipfuel line union at wheel wellright-angle connector cover for wing leveller servo
Bonding in FL18sfuel pipe from gascolator to pumpRouting out brown foam
bonding in flap cross-tube guidefuel pipe from pump to flow senderRowland with hammer
Bonding in port wing horn boxesfuel pipe to gascolatorrubbing blocks on tower
Bonding on fuselage top mouldingFuel pipes from tank to selector valveRudder bellcrank split-pins
Bonding pitot/static tubing clipsFuel pump clearanceRudder cable turnbuckles installed aft
bonding shoot bolt guide in doorfuel systemrudder deflection 2nd check
bonding side stiffenersFuel tank adaptorsrudder deflection first check
bonding studs to underside of tunnelfuel tank C adaptor fittedRudder flange damage
bonding wing root fairingsFuel valve trial assemblyrudder hung on clecos
Boring crank arm holefuel ventRudder jig for sanding
Both wings in garagefuselage centreline marksRudder layup
Bottom fuselage half upside-downfuselage damage at flap cross-tubeRudder port side filled
bracket for fuel line unionFuselage dollyrudder pulley access covers
bracket formers from blue foamfuselage hard-points for wing pin socketsRudder starboard side polished
Bracket layups held in placefuselage in trailerSagging filler
brake bolt lockwirefuselage levelling jigSander for curved parts
Brake filler hole coverFuselage on starboard sideSanding filler on rudder
Bridge to hold down tubing clipsFuselage parked tail end inSandvik abrader
brown foam cover for tie-bar tunnel slotfuselage ready to go into trailerSatisfactory Nicopress sleeve
BT Research Labs Martlesham HeathFuselage spar hole layupScrew fouling rudder cable
Bulkhead location on fuselage top mouldingFuselage spar hole repairScrew spacers for stiffnuts
card template for aft bafflefuselage top propped upscrewcutting AN840-6D boss
card template for aft baffle unfoldedfuselage top upside down in garageseat base foam proposals
Carving flap root extension formerFuselage trim lineServo bellcrank relieved
Carving flap root extension formerFuselage upside-downServo cable clips
Carving flap root extension formergap for upper bump stopServo link rod fouling
carving foam for starboard seat recessgaps in duct around coolersServo link rod length
Chamfer for tailwheel arm mountGarden shedServo mount bolts safetied
check tailplane torque tube levelgascolator hatch splash mouldingSetup for first aileron hinge hole
check XTW06 lineup for XTW15 bondingGel coat drips & runsshaping door handles
Checking CS05 centre distanceGel-coat trial finishshelf cut out
Cleco sternpost in placeGel-coating ruddershoot bolt alignment
clips retaining wires to fuel pump and flow sensorGPO Research Station Dollis Hillshoot bolt guides bonded
clips securing brake lineHandle for lifting forward end of fuselageshoot bolt guides in door frame
Cockpit module bondingheadrest hole for wiresshort turnbuckle
Cockpit module pre-bond inspection righeating resistors on aileron quick-connect bellcranksshortening FL15 cross-tube
Cockpit module spar bush bondingHeating resistors on wing pin socketsSling for fuselage top moulding
Cockpit module trimmed and frettedHolder for thinning FL11Spar - bellcrank clearance
Cockpit module tunnel edges trimmedhole in stick base socket for wiresspar guides
conduit for VHF comms antenna cableHoles in the wing skinspar hole layups removed
conduit hole in rear bulkheadHorn-box recess enlargedSplash layup temporary bonding
conduit on baggage-bay roofhub and brake lockwireSplash moulding for top of containment bulkhead
Conduit sleeves and tube clipsInitial fit of fuselage top mouldingSplash moulding on brackets
Containment bulkhead clearanceInstalling carb heat pipingSpraying CS05 torque tubes
Containment bulkhead sides bowedInstrument module brackets.starboard aft baffle fitting
cooling duct final fittingInstrument module cutout for radio panelstarboard baffle fitting
cooling duct fittedinstrument module inner flangestarboard baffle forward bend
cooling duct marked for 2nd triminstrument module ventilation holesStarboard wing conduit tryout
cooling duct with first fit of sealsinstrument panels black anodizedStarboard wing on car roof bars
cooling fanInstrument sub-panelStarter wiring in baffle location
cowl and propeller test assemblyIpswich airportstick-top switch mount
cowl assembled with clecosjig for thinning blue foamStraightedge on fin
Cowl first assemblyKeeping rudder pedals at neutralstrobe power supply mounted
cowl first trial fit on fuselagekink in fin splash mouldingstuds bonded to underside of tunnel
cowl fit after trimmingKit partsTailplane alignment
cowl fittedLanding gear mount corrosionTailplane outboard rib
cowl fitted with clecoslaser etched legendsTailplane pip pin recesses
cowl fitted with temporary screwslayup covering tie-bar tunnel slotTailplane tips
cowl overlap on fuselagelayup filed back to expose Belleville washertailwheel arm mount pad ground down
cowl trimming guide linelayup for internal-corner conduit clipsTailwheel arm mount plywood stack
cowl with propshaft holelayup on aft face of baggage bay bulkheadtailwheel cables with turnbuckles
Crank arm clamped to CS03 for drillinglayup on aft face of baggage bay bulkhead with peel-plyTailwheel mount painted
crowbar etc mountedlevel fuselageTank spacer layup
CS04 clamped in positionLevelling fuselageTank support layups
CS04 shaped to fitLG02 propped up to check cable clearancetank vent assembly curing
CS10 pivot markingsLG02A profilingtank vent pipe to filler
CS14 alignmentLumps on wing top skinTE support for sanding
Cupboards for glass and resinmachining vacuum adaptorTemporarily tensioning rudder cables - first method
Curing BID strips at rear of cockpit modulemagneto lead feedthroughTemporarily tensioning rudder cables - second method
Curing tent over inverted fuselageMaking clips for stall-warner tubeThin patches on rudder root
Cutout for tailwheel arm mountMaking fuel tank adaptorsThin spots on rudder hinge vee
Cutting away TE between aileron and flapmaking internal-corner conduit clipsthrottle lever handle
Cutting back FL18SMaking new top-hat layups between door framestie-bar plywood brace bonding
Cutting out fuselage rear bulkheadmaking replica of LG frame for fitting firewallTools
cutting semi-circular hole in bafflemaking stick-top switch mount (1)Top of containment bulkhead trimmed
Cutting trim slotsmaking stick-top switch mount (2)Torque tube support
Dispenser bottle nozzlesmaking stick-top switch mount (3)TP10 drill setup
dolly hold-down nutplate locationsmaking stick-top switch mount (4)TP10 drill setup
door handle partsMaking support sleeves for wing conduitTP12 - TP10 trial fit
door handle trial assemblymaking tailwheel towing deviceTP14 split pins
door hinge gapMaking wooden handle for brake levertrail assembly of cooling duct
door hinge recesses maksedmanifold pressure restrictortrail fit of water radiator
door hinges maskedMark lower rear access hole positionTrailer ramp gas springs
door latch fittingMark Mod 77 bracket positiontrailer spar clamp change
door pushrod angle slotMarking holes for LG01 top tube drillingtrailer stuff moved out to get at wings
door pushrod tangsMarking out for fuel gauge sendertrailer winch rope fairlead fitting
door rebate impressionsmarking out for tailwheel tracks in trailertrailer winch rope fairlead on frame
doors fittedmarking slot for flap actuator cross-tubetrailer winch rope fairlead on spar support
doors hingedMass-balance weights paintedtrailer winch wire rope clamp
Double marking of holes in cockpit moduleMilling the slot in the rudder cable guidestrailer winch wire rope route
Double tube clip materialMinitool jigsaw blade clamp modificationtrailer wing dolly restraints
Dowel roller for inside wing repairModel aeroplanestrailer wiring clear of winch rope
Drill CS17Modified irontransponder installation
Drill TP10Modify rear bulkhead for Mod 77transponder loom lacing
Drilling pushrod ends using vee-blocksmount for Airbox Aware 5trial fit of cooling duct
Drilling the torque tube hole in the seat facemoving fuselage to rigging dollytrial fit of engine to fuselage
duct side puzzleNeville Eyre's cowltrial fit of oil cooler
duct sides versus templateNew peel-ply roll mounttrial fit of silencer
duct-tape masking for aileron bellcrank pad bondingnew shoot bolt holeTrial hole for transponder head
Dummy pitot-static mastnutplates for dolly screwstrial of seal on duct side
Dummy TS05odyssey batterytrial setting of wing incidence
Dynon D2 & Airbox Aware 5 mountedoffering engine to fuselagetrial setting of wing incidence 2
electrical items on firewalloil pipe routing testTrim and anti-servo tab
electrical wiring on firewall itemsOne-cup resin balanceTubing clip bond failure
Engine alignment checkOutriggertunnel slot for tie-bar
engine on craneover-centre test bossesTurnbuckles fitted forward and rubbing on floor
engine without shroudoverflow bottle mountedturning down AN840-6D boss
Enlarged gate for traileroverflow bottle straptyre clearance
Enlarging aileron hinge screw holesoverhead panel bracket layupUnidentified objects in fuel tank
EURO29 bolt differencesoverhead panel bracketsUnsatisfactory Nicopress sleeve
EURO29 bolts lock-wiredoverhead panel fittedupper bump stop
exhaust hole in cowloverhead panel layupUSB outlet on main panel
F18 filler neck BID strapspanel holes for warning lightsvacuum port adaptors
F18 filler neck fittedparting off stepped washervacuum pump pad cover
F18 foam spacerparts sprayed whitevacuum system
F18 foam spacer fittedParts spread out on lawnvent hardware trial fitting
F33 door latch cover trimmingPitot-static mast connexionVoid between rib and bottom skin
Failed bond on flap root extensionpitot-static systemW35 gussets on tie-bar
failed funnel flatteningPitot-static tubing connectorswater pipe routing test
Filing CS09APlastic bottleswater trap adaptors
Filing down CS07/CS08plastic conduit through baggage bayWeekend Workshop
filing engine mount weld filletplastic tub for flap cross-tube guideWeights for wing skin bonding
filling trim link slotplenum chamberWet sanding with guide coat
fin splash moulding taped in placeplotting trim link rod pathWing conduit installation
fin tip flanges trimmedpoor sewing on battery strapWing fairing protector
Fin wedged openPort aileron bellcrank mountWing leveller servo mounted
final fit of cooling ductPort flap aligned with aileronWing on table for pin fitting
Finger strainers and tank adaptorsport flap BID patchWing pin fitting
Finishing rudder port sidePort flap clamped to templateWing rear closeout spacer
Finishing rudder tipport flap filledWing repair completed
fire extinguisher mountedPort tip flange misalignmentWing skin bonded
fire extinguisher re-fitPort wing aileron bellcrankWing skin cut away for repair
firesleeve on firewall feed-throughPort wing aileron closeout cutawayWing slings
firewall pass-through from M8 boltPort wing on flap templatewing socket hardpoint layups 1
firewall pass-through made from jam funnelPort wing skin pre-bondingWing TE aileron closeout trimming
firewall templatesPort wing skin slotted to clear tip flange misalignmentWing tip support
firewall wire bundle testPort wing tilted onto LEWings first pinned together
first plan of items on firewallPosition sternpost holewingtip to wingtip string test
first successful wing rigPositioning CS09wingtip to wingtip string test 2
first trim of cooling ductPotential control restrictionwirebook
Fit trim servopower distribution terminalsWitness marks on CS22 & CS23
Fitting fuel valve mounting platePreparing for spar bush bondingWooden block for rudder hinge vee
Fitting fuselage rear bulkheadprop drive dowels safety-wiredXTW06 alignment
Fitting Mod 70 rubbing stripsprop stored in garageXTW06 alignment template
fitting tailwheel tracks in trailerpropeller brush bracket checkXTW15 magnetic retainer

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