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29mm spacers for aligning rudder pedalsFL18 hinge bracket alignment - first tryRadio and intercom
35mm film can spray gunFL18 hinge brackets on straight-edgeradio panel instruments trial fit
3D Mouldings label in bonding areaFL18s re-positionedradio panel populated
90mm spacer block for rudder pedal shaft alignmentFL22 starboard alignmentradio panel trial fit
A bad layupFlapradio panel water-jet cut
Abrading for BID under FL18sFlap attachment bolt almost threadboundRe-bonding port wing TE
Access hole in cockpit module tunnelflap cross-tube guide fittedre-doing spar hole layups
Access hole positions transferred insideflap hinge arrangementsreaching into footwell
access panel and support rib layupsFlap hinge clampRear upper fuselage holes marked
Adjusting height of wing slingFlap hinge plate alignment toolsrebate around tunnel slot for tie-bar
aft baffleFlap hinge plates FL1 FL2 FL3redundant cylinder shroud
Aft port wing pin socket pad shimmedflap pushrod clearance improvedRedux pre-bond thickness on port wing ribs
Aft wing pin socket padsflap pushrod clearance problemRedux spread ready for wing skin bond
Aft wing socket new hole - portflap pushrod hole in tunnel bulkheadRedux surplus after pre-bonding
aileron balance after paintingFlap root extension inner layupsRedux test piece
aileron balance after painting with dimension linesFlap root extension outer layupsRedux test piece broken
aileron balance after sanding undersidesflap slot damage insideRedux thickness on starboard rib flanges
aileron balance check after paint removalflaps stored in cockpitregulator mounted on firewall
aileron balance check after paint removalFlettner strips bonded to tabsRelease film for wing skin pre-bonding
Aileron drive bolt alignmentfloxing vent pipe holesRemoving a bad top-hat layup
aileron fillingFlying but not in a EuropaRemoving another bad top-hat layup
Aligning flap hinge plates FL1 FL2 FL3Foam supports carved to fit under footwell floorsRemoving flap root extension former
alignment fixture for flap cross-tube guideForward socket heater clampResin pump calibration checks
alternator cable securedForward wing socket bolts - portretract bungee re-fitted
altimeter knob shaft extenderForward wing socket bolts - starboardretract bungee secured
AN970-3 washers modifiedfuel filler trial fittingRetract down-latch
Arbour press ram modificationFuel gauge sender headretract lever fitted
attaching Belleville washer to spar cupfuel hose routing in tunnelretract lever guide plate
axle bolt lockwirefuel hose with clip in tunnelRetract lever holes
Bad and good airline connectorsFuel level sensor amplifierRetract lever position
baggage bay - first edge layupsFuel level sensor tee-pieceRetract lever slot cut
battery boxfuel line from flow sender to unionRetract lever slot marking-out
battery box mouldfuel line union at wheel wellRig tailplanes
battery isolator etc mountedfuel pipe from gascolator to pumpRight-angle adaptor for wing-leveller servo
battery strap sewingfuel pipe from pump to flow senderright-angle connector cover for wing leveller servo
Beam balance fine adjusterfuel pipe to gascolatorRouting out brown foam
blue foam for seat bases and battery box mouldFuel pipes from tank to selector valveRowland with hammer
blue foam side stiffenerFuel pump clearancerubbing blocks on tower
Bonding clip for sight gauge tubingfuel systemRudder bellcrank split-pins
Bonding CS02 and CS03Fuel tank adaptorsRudder cable turnbuckles installed aft
Bonding CS05 to CS03fuel tank C adaptor fittedrudder deflection 2nd check
bonding fin tipFuel valve trial assemblyrudder deflection first check
bonding Flettner strips to tabsfuel ventRudder flange damage
Bonding in FL18sfuselage centreline marksrudder hung on clecos
bonding in flap cross-tube guidefuselage damage at flap cross-tubeRudder jig for sanding
Bonding in port wing horn boxesFuselage dollyRudder layup
Bonding on fuselage top mouldingfuselage hard-points for wing pin socketsRudder port side filled
Bonding pitot/static tubing clipsfuselage in trailerrudder pulley access covers
bonding shoot bolt guide in doorfuselage levelling jigRudder starboard side polished
bonding side stiffenersFuselage on starboard sideSagging filler
bonding studs to underside of tunnelFuselage parked tail end insanded through paint on starboard aiieron
bonding wing root fairingsfuselage ready to go into trailerSander for curved parts
Boring crank arm holeFuselage spar hole layupSanding filler on rudder
Both wings in garageFuselage spar hole repairsanding paint off stbd aileron upper surface
Bottom fuselage half upside-downfuselage top propped upsanding paint off underside of starboard aileron
bracket for fuel line unionfuselage top upside down in garagesanding port aileron underside
bracket formers from blue foamFuselage trim linesanding port aileron upper side
Bracket layups held in placeFuselage upside-downsanding through filler on starboard aileron
brake bolt lockwireFuselage winched out of trailerSandvik abrader
Brake filler hole covergap for upper bump stopSatisfactory Nicopress sleeve
Bridge to hold down tubing clipsgaps in duct around coolersScrew fouling rudder cable
brown foam cover for tie-bar tunnel slotGarden shedScrew spacers for stiffnuts
BT Research Labs Martlesham Heathgascolator hatch splash mouldingscrewcutting AN840-6D boss
Bulkhead location on fuselage top mouldingGel coat drips & runsseat base foam proposals
card template for aft baffleGel-coat trial finishServo bellcrank relieved
card template for aft baffle unfoldedGel-coating rudderServo cable clips
Carving flap root extension formergetting ready to fill tailplaneServo link rod fouling
Carving flap root extension formerGPO Research Station Dollis HillServo link rod length
Carving flap root extension formerHandle for lifting forward end of fuselageServo mount bolts safetied
carving foam for starboard seat recessheadrest hole for wiresSetup for first aileron hinge hole
Chamfer for tailwheel arm mountheating resistors on aileron quick-connect bellcranksshaping door handles
check tailplane torque tube levelHeating resistors on wing pin socketsshelf cut out
check XTW06 lineup for XTW15 bondingHolder for thinning FL11shoot bolt alignment
Checking CS05 centre distancehole in stick base socket for wiresshoot bolt guides bonded
Cleco sternpost in placeHoles in the wing skinshoot bolt guides in door frame
clips retaining wires to fuel pump and flow sensorHorn-box recess enlargedshort turnbuckle
clips securing brake linehub and brake lockwireshortening FL15 cross-tube
Cockpit module bondingInitial fit of fuselage top mouldingSling for fuselage top moulding
Cockpit module pre-bond inspection rigInstalling carb heat pipingsoft sanding block
Cockpit module spar bush bondingInstrument module brackets.Spar - bellcrank clearance
Cockpit module trimmed and frettedInstrument module cutout for radio panelspar guides
Cockpit module tunnel edges trimmedinstrument module inner flangespar hole layups removed
conduit for VHF comms antenna cableinstrument module ventilation holesSplash layup temporary bonding
conduit hole in rear bulkheadinstrument panels black anodizedSplash moulding for top of containment bulkhead
conduit on baggage-bay roofInstrument sub-panelSplash moulding on brackets
Conduit sleeves and tube clipsIpswich airportSpraying CS05 torque tubes
Containment bulkhead clearancejig for thinning blue foamstarboard aft baffle fitting
Containment bulkhead sides bowedKeeping rudder pedals at neutralstarboard baffle fitting
cooling duct final fittingkink in fin splash mouldingstarboard baffle forward bend
cooling duct fittedKit partsStarboard wing conduit tryout
cooling duct marked for 2nd trimLanding gear mount corrosionStarboard wing on car roof bars
cooling duct with first fit of sealslaser etched legendsStarter wiring in baffle location
cooling fanlayup covering tie-bar tunnel slotstick-top switch mount
cowl and propeller test assemblylayup filed back to expose Belleville washerStraightedge on fin
cowl assembled with clecoslayup for internal-corner conduit clipsstrobe power supply mounted
Cowl first assemblylayup on aft face of baggage bay bulkheadstuds bonded to underside of tunnel
cowl first trial fit on fuselagelayup on aft face of baggage bay bulkhead with peel-plysupport for trim tabs
cowl fit after trimminglevel fuselageTailplane alignment
cowl fittedLevelling fuselagetailplane holders in trailer
cowl fitted with clecosLG02 propped up to check cable clearanceTailplane outboard rib
cowl fitted with temporary screwsLG02A profilingTailplane pip pin recesses
cowl overlap on fuselageLumps on wing top skinTailplane tips
cowl trimming guide linemachining vacuum adaptortailwheel arm mount pad ground down
cowl with propshaft holemagneto lead feedthroughTailwheel arm mount plywood stack
Crank arm clamped to CS03 for drillingMaking clips for stall-warner tubetailwheel cables with turnbuckles
crowbar etc mountedMaking fuel tank adaptorsTailwheel mount painted
CS04 clamped in positionmaking internal-corner conduit clipsTank spacer layup
CS04 shaped to fitMaking new top-hat layups between door framesTank support layups
CS10 pivot markingsmaking protective cover for fuel level sendertank vent assembly curing
CS14 alignmentmaking replica of LG frame for fitting firewalltank vent pipe to filler
Cupboards for glass and resinmaking stick-top switch mount (1)TE support for sanding
Curing BID strips at rear of cockpit modulemaking stick-top switch mount (2)Temporarily tensioning rudder cables - first method
curing Flettner strip fillermaking stick-top switch mount (3)Temporarily tensioning rudder cables - second method
Curing tent over inverted fuselagemaking stick-top switch mount (4)Thin patches on rudder root
Cutout for tailwheel arm mountMaking support sleeves for wing conduitThin spots on rudder hinge vee
Cutting away TE between aileron and flapmaking tailwheel towing devicethrottle lever handle
Cutting back FL18SMaking wooden handle for brake levertie-bar plywood brace bonding
Cutting out fuselage rear bulkheadmanifold pressure restrictorTools
cutting semi-circular hole in baffleMark lower rear access hole positionTop of containment bulkhead trimmed
Cutting trim slotsMark Mod 77 bracket positionTorque tube support
Dispenser bottle nozzlesMarking holes for LG01 top tube drillingTP10 drill setup
dolly hold-down nutplate locationsMarking out for fuel gauge senderTP10 drill setup
door handle partsmarking out for tailwheel tracks in trailerTP12 - TP10 trial fit
door handle trial assemblymarking slot for flap actuator cross-tubeTP14 split pins
door hinge gapMass-balance weights paintedtrail assembly of cooling duct
door hinge recesses maksedMilling the slot in the rudder cable guidestrail fit of water radiator
door hinges maskedMinitool jigsaw blade clamp modificationtrailer floor rot
door latch fittingModel aeroplanestrailer pulley adrift
door pushrod angle slotModified irontrailer pulley repair
door pushrod tangsModify rear bulkhead for Mod 77Trailer ramp gas springs
door rebate impressionsmount for Airbox Aware 5trailer spar clamp change
doors fittedmoving fuselage to rigging dollytrailer stuff moved out to get at wings
doors hingedNeville Eyre's cowltrailer winch rope fairlead fitting
Double marking of holes in cockpit moduleNew peel-ply roll mounttrailer winch rope fairlead on frame
Double tube clip materialnew resin balance placardtrailer winch rope fairlead on spar support
Dowel roller for inside wing repairnew shoot bolt holetrailer winch wire rope clamp
Drill CS17nutplates for dolly screwstrailer winch wire rope route
Drill TP10odyssey batterytrailer wing dolly restraints
Drilling pushrod ends using vee-blocksoffering engine to fuselagetrailer wiring clear of winch rope
Drilling the torque tube hole in the seat faceoil pipe routing testtransponder installation
duct side puzzleOne-cup resin balancetransponder loom lacing
duct sides versus templateOutriggertrial fit of cooling duct
duct-tape masking for aileron bellcrank pad bondingover-centre test bossestrial fit of engine to fuselage
Dummy pitot-static mastoverflow bottle mountedtrial fit of oil cooler
Dummy TS05overflow bottle straptrial fit of silencer
Dynon D2 & Airbox Aware 5 mountedoverhead panel bracket layupTrial hole for transponder head
electrical items on firewalloverhead panel bracketstrial of seal on duct side
electrical wiring on firewall itemsoverhead panel fittedtrial setting of wing incidence
Engine alignment checkoverhead panel layuptrial setting of wing incidence 2
engine on cranepainting flap hangersTrim and anti-servo tab
engine without shroudpanel holes for warning lightstrim tabs rubbed down
Enlarged gate for trailerparting off stepped washerTubing clip bond failure
Enlarging aileron hinge screw holesparts sprayed whitetunnel slot for tie-bar
EURO29 bolt differencesParts spread out on lawnTurnbuckles fitted forward and rubbing on floor
EURO29 bolts lock-wiredPitot-static mast connexionturning down AN840-6D boss
exhaust hole in cowlpitot-static systemtyre clearance
F18 filler neck BID strapsPitot-static tubing connectorsunderside of starboard aileron with paint and filler sanded off
F18 filler neck fittedPlastic bottlesUnidentified objects in fuel tank
F18 foam spacerplastic conduit through baggage bayUnsatisfactory Nicopress sleeve
F18 foam spacer fittedplastic tub for flap cross-tube guideupper bump stop
F33 door latch cover trimmingplenum chamberUSB outlet on main panel
Failed bond on flap root extensionplotting trim link rod pathvacuum port adaptors
failed funnel flatteningpoor sewing on battery strapvacuum pump pad cover
Filing CS09Aport aileron balance after sanding undersidevacuum system
Filing down CS07/CS08Port aileron bellcrank mountvent hardware trial fitting
filing engine mount weld filletPort flap aligned with aileronVoid between rib and bottom skin
filling tailplaneport flap BID patchW35 gussets on tie-bar
filling trim link slotPort flap clamped to templatewater pipe routing test
fin splash moulding taped in placeport flap filledwater trap adaptors
fin tip flanges trimmedPort tip flange misalignmentWeekend Workshop
Fin wedged openPort wing aileron bellcrankWeights for wing skin bonding
final fit of cooling ductPort wing aileron closeout cutawayWet sanding with guide coat
Finger strainers and tank adaptorsPort wing on flap templateWing conduit installation
Finishing rudder port sidePort wing skin pre-bondingWing fairing protector
Finishing rudder tipPort wing skin slotted to clear tip flange misalignmentWing leveller servo mounted
fire extinguisher mountedPort wing tilted onto LEWing on table for pin fitting
fire extinguisher re-fitPosition sternpost holeWing pin fitting
firesleeve on firewall feed-throughPositioning CS09Wing rear closeout spacer
firewall pass-through from M8 boltPotential control restrictionWing repair completed
firewall pass-through made from jam funnelpower distribution terminalsWing skin bonded
firewall templatesPreparing for spar bush bondingWing skin cut away for repair
firewall wire bundle testpreparing to fill tailplaneWing slings
first plan of items on firewallpreparing to sand starboard aileronwing socket hardpoint layups 1
first successful wing rigprofiling tailplaneWing TE aileron closeout trimming
first trim of cooling ductprofiling tailplaneWing tip support
Fit trim servoprofiling tailplaneWings first pinned together
Fitting fuel valve mounting plateprofiling tailplanewingtip to wingtip string test
Fitting fuselage rear bulkheadprofiling tailplanewingtip to wingtip string test 2
Fitting Mod 70 rubbing stripsprofiling tailplanewirebook
fitting tailwheel tracks in trailerprofiling tailplaneWitness marks on CS22 & CS23
Fitting trailer floorprofiling tailplaneWooden block for rudder hinge vee
fitting vent hardware to F18prop drive dowels safety-wiredXTW06 alignment
FL15 paint removedprop stored in garageXTW06 alignment template
FL15 rubbing strip positionpropeller brush bracket checkXTW15 magnetic retainer
FL15 rubbing stripsPropeller delivery
FL15 rubbing strips bondedpulley mount trial

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