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29mm spacers for aligning rudder pedalsFL15 rubbing stripsradio panel trial fit
35mm film can spray gunFL15 rubbing strips bondedradio panel water-jet cut
3D Mouldings label in bonding areaFL18 hinge bracket alignment - first tryRe-bonding port wing TE
90mm spacer block for rudder pedal shaft alignmentFL18 hinge brackets on straight-edgere-doing spar hole layups
A bad layupFL18s re-positionedreaching into footwell
Abrading for BID under FL18sFL22 starboard alignmentRear upper fuselage holes marked
Access hole in cockpit module tunnelFlaprebate around tunnel slot for tie-bar
Access hole positions transferred insideFlap attachment bolt almost threadboundredundant cylinder shroud
access panel and support rib layupsflap cross-tube guide fittedRedux pre-bond thickness on port wing ribs
Adjusting height of wing slingflap hinge arrangementsRedux spread ready for wing skin bond
aft baffleFlap hinge clampRedux surplus after pre-bonding
Aft port wing pin socket pad shimmedFlap hinge plate alignment toolsRedux test piece
Aft wing pin socket padsFlap hinge plates FL1 FL2 FL3Redux test piece broken
Aft wing socket new hole - portflap pushrod clearance improvedRedux thickness on starboard rib flanges
aileron balance after paintingflap pushrod clearance problemregulator mounted on firewall
aileron balance after painting with dimension linesflap pushrod hole in tunnel bulkheadRelease film for wing skin pre-bonding
aileron balance after sanding undersidesFlap root extension inner layupsRemoving a bad top-hat layup
Aileron drive bolt alignmentFlap root extension outer layupsRemoving another bad top-hat layup
aileron fillingflap slot damage insideRemoving flap root extension former
Aligning flap hinge plates FL1 FL2 FL3flaps stored in cockpitResin pump calibration checks
alignment fixture for flap cross-tube guidefloxing vent pipe holesretract bungee re-fitted
alternator cable securedFlying but not in a Europaretract bungee secured
altimeter knob shaft extenderFoam supports carved to fit under footwell floorsRetract down-latch
AN970-3 washers modifiedForward socket heater clampretract lever fitted
Arbour press ram modificationForward wing socket bolts - portretract lever guide plate
attaching Belleville washer to spar cupForward wing socket bolts - starboardRetract lever holes
axle bolt lockwirefuel filler trial fittingRetract lever position
Bad and good airline connectorsFuel gauge sender headRetract lever slot cut
baggage bay - first edge layupsfuel hose routing in tunnelRetract lever slot marking-out
battery boxfuel hose with clip in tunnelRig tailplanes
battery box mouldFuel level sensor amplifierRight-angle adaptor for wing-leveller servo
battery isolator etc mountedFuel level sensor tee-pieceright-angle connector cover for wing leveller servo
battery strap sewingfuel line from flow sender to unionRouting out brown foam
Beam balance fine adjusterfuel line union at wheel wellRowland with hammer
blue foam for seat bases and battery box mouldfuel pipe from gascolator to pumprubbing blocks on tower
blue foam side stiffenerfuel pipe from pump to flow senderRudder bellcrank split-pins
Bonding clip for sight gauge tubingfuel pipe to gascolatorRudder cable turnbuckles installed aft
Bonding CS02 and CS03Fuel pipes from tank to selector valverudder deflection 2nd check
Bonding CS05 to CS03Fuel pump clearancerudder deflection first check
bonding fin tipfuel systemRudder flange damage
Bonding in FL18sFuel tank adaptorsrudder hung on clecos
bonding in flap cross-tube guidefuel tank C adaptor fittedRudder jig for sanding
Bonding in port wing horn boxesFuel valve trial assemblyRudder layup
Bonding on fuselage top mouldingfuel ventRudder port side filled
Bonding pitot/static tubing clipsfuselage centreline marksrudder pulley access covers
bonding shoot bolt guide in doorfuselage damage at flap cross-tubeRudder starboard side polished
bonding side stiffenersFuselage dollySagging filler
bonding studs to underside of tunnelfuselage hard-points for wing pin socketssanded through paint on starboard aiieron
bonding wing root fairingsfuselage in trailerSander for curved parts
Boring crank arm holefuselage levelling jigSanding filler on rudder
Both wings in garageFuselage on starboard sidesanding paint off underside of starboard aileron
Bottom fuselage half upside-downFuselage parked tail end insanding port aileron underside
bracket for fuel line unionfuselage ready to go into trailersanding port aileron upper side
bracket formers from blue foamFuselage spar hole layupsanding through filler on starboard aileron
Bracket layups held in placeFuselage spar hole repairSandvik abrader
brake bolt lockwirefuselage top propped upSatisfactory Nicopress sleeve
Brake filler hole coverfuselage top upside down in garageScrew fouling rudder cable
Bridge to hold down tubing clipsFuselage trim lineScrew spacers for stiffnuts
brown foam cover for tie-bar tunnel slotFuselage upside-downscrewcutting AN840-6D boss
BT Research Labs Martlesham HeathFuselage winched out of trailerseat base foam proposals
Bulkhead location on fuselage top mouldinggap for upper bump stopServo bellcrank relieved
card template for aft bafflegaps in duct around coolersServo cable clips
card template for aft baffle unfoldedGarden shedServo link rod fouling
Carving flap root extension formergascolator hatch splash mouldingServo link rod length
Carving flap root extension formerGel coat drips & runsServo mount bolts safetied
Carving flap root extension formerGel-coat trial finishSetup for first aileron hinge hole
carving foam for starboard seat recessGel-coating ruddershaping door handles
Chamfer for tailwheel arm mountGPO Research Station Dollis Hillshelf cut out
check tailplane torque tube levelHandle for lifting forward end of fuselageshoot bolt alignment
check XTW06 lineup for XTW15 bondingheadrest hole for wiresshoot bolt guides bonded
Checking CS05 centre distanceheating resistors on aileron quick-connect bellcranksshoot bolt guides in door frame
Cleco sternpost in placeHeating resistors on wing pin socketsshort turnbuckle
clips retaining wires to fuel pump and flow sensorHolder for thinning FL11shortening FL15 cross-tube
clips securing brake linehole in stick base socket for wiresSling for fuselage top moulding
Cockpit module bondingHoles in the wing skinsoft sanding block
Cockpit module pre-bond inspection rigHorn-box recess enlargedSpar - bellcrank clearance
Cockpit module spar bush bondinghub and brake lockwirespar guides
Cockpit module trimmed and frettedInitial fit of fuselage top mouldingspar hole layups removed
Cockpit module tunnel edges trimmedInstalling carb heat pipingSplash layup temporary bonding
conduit for VHF comms antenna cableInstrument module brackets.Splash moulding for top of containment bulkhead
conduit hole in rear bulkheadInstrument module cutout for radio panelSplash moulding on brackets
conduit on baggage-bay roofinstrument module inner flangeSpraying CS05 torque tubes
Conduit sleeves and tube clipsinstrument module ventilation holesstarboard aft baffle fitting
Containment bulkhead clearanceinstrument panels black anodizedstarboard baffle fitting
Containment bulkhead sides bowedInstrument sub-panelstarboard baffle forward bend
cooling duct final fittingIpswich airportStarboard wing conduit tryout
cooling duct fittedjig for thinning blue foamStarboard wing on car roof bars
cooling duct marked for 2nd trimKeeping rudder pedals at neutralStarter wiring in baffle location
cooling duct with first fit of sealskink in fin splash mouldingstick-top switch mount
cooling fanKit partsStraightedge on fin
cowl and propeller test assemblyLanding gear mount corrosionstrobe power supply mounted
cowl assembled with clecoslaser etched legendsstuds bonded to underside of tunnel
Cowl first assemblylayup covering tie-bar tunnel slotTailplane alignment
cowl first trial fit on fuselagelayup filed back to expose Belleville washertailplane holders in trailer
cowl fit after trimminglayup for internal-corner conduit clipsTailplane outboard rib
cowl fittedlayup on aft face of baggage bay bulkheadTailplane pip pin recesses
cowl fitted with clecoslayup on aft face of baggage bay bulkhead with peel-plyTailplane tips
cowl fitted with temporary screwslevel fuselagetailwheel arm mount pad ground down
cowl overlap on fuselageLevelling fuselageTailwheel arm mount plywood stack
cowl trimming guide lineLG02 propped up to check cable clearancetailwheel cables with turnbuckles
cowl with propshaft holeLG02A profilingTailwheel mount painted
Crank arm clamped to CS03 for drillingLumps on wing top skinTank spacer layup
crowbar etc mountedmachining vacuum adaptorTank support layups
CS04 clamped in positionmagneto lead feedthroughtank vent assembly curing
CS04 shaped to fitMaking clips for stall-warner tubetank vent pipe to filler
CS10 pivot markingsMaking fuel tank adaptorsTE support for sanding
CS14 alignmentmaking internal-corner conduit clipsTemporarily tensioning rudder cables - first method
Cupboards for glass and resinMaking new top-hat layups between door framesTemporarily tensioning rudder cables - second method
Curing BID strips at rear of cockpit modulemaking protective cover for fuel level senderThin patches on rudder root
Curing tent over inverted fuselagemaking replica of LG frame for fitting firewallThin spots on rudder hinge vee
Cutout for tailwheel arm mountmaking stick-top switch mount (1)throttle lever handle
Cutting away TE between aileron and flapmaking stick-top switch mount (2)tie-bar plywood brace bonding
Cutting back FL18Smaking stick-top switch mount (3)Tools
Cutting out fuselage rear bulkheadmaking stick-top switch mount (4)Top of containment bulkhead trimmed
cutting semi-circular hole in baffleMaking support sleeves for wing conduitTorque tube support
Cutting trim slotsmaking tailwheel towing deviceTP10 drill setup
Dispenser bottle nozzlesMaking wooden handle for brake leverTP10 drill setup
dolly hold-down nutplate locationsmanifold pressure restrictorTP12 - TP10 trial fit
door handle partsMark lower rear access hole positionTP14 split pins
door handle trial assemblyMark Mod 77 bracket positiontrail assembly of cooling duct
door hinge gapMarking holes for LG01 top tube drillingtrail fit of water radiator
door hinge recesses maksedMarking out for fuel gauge sendertrailer floor rot
door hinges maskedmarking out for tailwheel tracks in trailertrailer pulley adrift
door latch fittingmarking slot for flap actuator cross-tubetrailer pulley repair
door pushrod angle slotMass-balance weights paintedTrailer ramp gas springs
door pushrod tangsMilling the slot in the rudder cable guidestrailer spar clamp change
door rebate impressionsMinitool jigsaw blade clamp modificationtrailer stuff moved out to get at wings
doors fittedModel aeroplanestrailer winch rope fairlead fitting
doors hingedModified irontrailer winch rope fairlead on frame
Double marking of holes in cockpit moduleModify rear bulkhead for Mod 77trailer winch rope fairlead on spar support
Double tube clip materialmount for Airbox Aware 5trailer winch wire rope clamp
Dowel roller for inside wing repairmoving fuselage to rigging dollytrailer winch wire rope route
Drill CS17Neville Eyre's cowltrailer wing dolly restraints
Drill TP10New peel-ply roll mounttrailer wiring clear of winch rope
Drilling pushrod ends using vee-blocksnew shoot bolt holetransponder installation
Drilling the torque tube hole in the seat facenutplates for dolly screwstransponder loom lacing
duct side puzzleodyssey batterytrial fit of cooling duct
duct sides versus templateoffering engine to fuselagetrial fit of engine to fuselage
duct-tape masking for aileron bellcrank pad bondingoil pipe routing testtrial fit of oil cooler
Dummy pitot-static mastOne-cup resin balancetrial fit of silencer
Dummy TS05OutriggerTrial hole for transponder head
Dynon D2 & Airbox Aware 5 mountedover-centre test bossestrial of seal on duct side
electrical items on firewalloverflow bottle mountedtrial setting of wing incidence
electrical wiring on firewall itemsoverflow bottle straptrial setting of wing incidence 2
Engine alignment checkoverhead panel bracket layupTrim and anti-servo tab
engine on craneoverhead panel bracketsTubing clip bond failure
engine without shroudoverhead panel fittedtunnel slot for tie-bar
Enlarged gate for traileroverhead panel layupTurnbuckles fitted forward and rubbing on floor
Enlarging aileron hinge screw holespainting flap hangersturning down AN840-6D boss
EURO29 bolt differencespanel holes for warning lightstyre clearance
EURO29 bolts lock-wiredparting off stepped washerunderside of starboard aileron with paint and filler sanded off
exhaust hole in cowlparts sprayed whiteUnidentified objects in fuel tank
F18 filler neck BID strapsParts spread out on lawnUnsatisfactory Nicopress sleeve
F18 filler neck fittedPitot-static mast connexionupper bump stop
F18 foam spacerpitot-static systemUSB outlet on main panel
F18 foam spacer fittedPitot-static tubing connectorsvacuum port adaptors
F33 door latch cover trimmingPlastic bottlesvacuum pump pad cover
Failed bond on flap root extensionplastic conduit through baggage bayvacuum system
failed funnel flatteningplastic tub for flap cross-tube guidevent hardware trial fitting
Filing CS09Aplenum chamberVoid between rib and bottom skin
Filing down CS07/CS08plotting trim link rod pathW35 gussets on tie-bar
filing engine mount weld filletpoor sewing on battery strapwater pipe routing test
filling trim link slotport aileron balance after sanding undersidewater trap adaptors
fin splash moulding taped in placePort aileron bellcrank mountWeekend Workshop
fin tip flanges trimmedPort flap aligned with aileronWeights for wing skin bonding
Fin wedged openport flap BID patchWet sanding with guide coat
final fit of cooling ductPort flap clamped to templateWing conduit installation
Finger strainers and tank adaptorsport flap filledWing fairing protector
Finishing rudder port sidePort tip flange misalignmentWing leveller servo mounted
Finishing rudder tipPort wing aileron bellcrankWing on table for pin fitting
fire extinguisher mountedPort wing aileron closeout cutawayWing pin fitting
fire extinguisher re-fitPort wing on flap templateWing rear closeout spacer
firesleeve on firewall feed-throughPort wing skin pre-bondingWing repair completed
firewall pass-through from M8 boltPort wing skin slotted to clear tip flange misalignmentWing skin bonded
firewall pass-through made from jam funnelPort wing tilted onto LEWing skin cut away for repair
firewall templatesPosition sternpost holeWing slings
firewall wire bundle testPositioning CS09wing socket hardpoint layups 1
first plan of items on firewallPotential control restrictionWing TE aileron closeout trimming
first successful wing rigpower distribution terminalsWing tip support
first trim of cooling ductPreparing for spar bush bondingWings first pinned together
Fit trim servopreparing to sand starboard aileronwingtip to wingtip string test
Fitting fuel valve mounting plateprop drive dowels safety-wiredwingtip to wingtip string test 2
Fitting fuselage rear bulkheadprop stored in garagewirebook
Fitting Mod 70 rubbing stripspropeller brush bracket checkWitness marks on CS22 & CS23
fitting tailwheel tracks in trailerPropeller deliveryWooden block for rudder hinge vee
Fitting trailer floorpulley mount trialXTW06 alignment
fitting vent hardware to F18Radio and intercomXTW06 alignment template
FL15 paint removedradio panel instruments trial fitXTW15 magnetic retainer
FL15 rubbing strip positionradio panel populated

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