Somehow have not felt motivated even a little bit to work on the plane the last 8 weeks or so. I promised myself that this project would be something I wouldn’t feel guilty about, so just keeping everyone updated about it.
I’ve been doing a
lot of miles hiking so it’s not like I’m sitting on the couch. The Zenith project will resume when it resumes. Or maybe I’ll sell it. We’ll see.
There is a technical bulletin out on the horizontal stabilizer on the Cruzer.
Mine is still removable so the fix is fairly simple. After several frustrating attempts to get the parts from Zenith I just bought what I needed to do the fixes myself from Aircraft Spruce. (Arg).
Took off the tail…
Next is a hinge extension.
And then finally I need to make a skin doubler for the front. I bought a 4×4 sheet and will make it out of this. I needed and excuse to have a little scrap left over for some cover plates anyway.
I forgot some holes in a very tight spot. Had to take a stubby drill bit and cut it to the shortest length I could manage and still make it turn in my right angle attachment on my drill.
I love it when hacks work out!
It’s Memorial Day weekend and it’s “finish these 5 things that no one would ever notice. But I’m here at the airport putting one foot in front of the other.
Stole this idea from the internet. Noggin protection.
Wasn’t feeling motivated today, but I came out anyway. Actually spent more time cleaning the hangar than anything, but some progress was made anyway.
Very happy with the access panel work today. Adding two on the side channels where the flaperon controls go, and two in the baggage floor.
Dremel tools are so useful!
Finally got to sit in it and make airplane noises.
Day job today but I did some tidying and fitting of the trailing edges.