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Videos

Time-lapse Video, 900 hours of work and move to airport.

This video includes all the time-lapse footage I have from January 2014 until August 2015. It’s essentially the entire build of the airframe. It’s missing the first 200 hours of the project because I didn’t have the camera setup for that portion of the build.

Categories: Aft Fuselage, Delivery and Workshop, Electrical, Fuel, Misc, Empennage, Engine Cowling, Firewall Forward, Flaps and Ailerons, Forward Fuselage, Fuselage, Fuselage Completion, Hangar Completion, Main Wings, Turbo Aerovee Engine, Videos, Waiex #197, Wing Spars, Wings | Leave a comment

730 Hour Project Update (Timelapse Video)

It’s now been 11 months since I took delivery of my Waiex kit last November. I took off 3 months of building during the summer, so I essentially have spent 8 months of actual building time on the project. I previously made an update at 500 hours and included a time-lapse video that showed the … Continue reading »

Categories: Delivery and Workshop, Empennage, Fuselage, Videos, Waiex #197, Wings | 2 Comments

Fuselage Completion #8 (Flight Control pre-rigging, VIDEO)

Total Build Time: 730 Hours. With my wings still attached, I decided to do as much as I could before removing them once again. Space in my basement is limited, so eventually I will need to remove the wings both to continue working, and to get the plane out of the basement at the end … Continue reading »

Categories: Flaps and Ailerons, Fuselage, Fuselage Completion, Main Wings, Videos, Waiex #197, Wings | Leave a comment

500-hour project update (Videos)

My wings, aft fuselage and empennage are as complete as they can be until the whole aircraft comes together and rigging takes place. I decided this would be a good time to stop and look back at my progress so far. To do so I made several videos. These first 2 short videos I made … Continue reading »

Categories: Aft Fuselage, Delivery and Workshop, Empennage, Flaps and Ailerons, Main Wings, Videos, Waiex #197, Wing Spars, Wings | Leave a comment

Wings #12 (Left Aileron, Aerobatic, Video)

Total build time: 404 Hours The aileron skins are complete. I prepared several parts for both the left and right aileron at the same time. First up was the┬álead counterweights. Lead block is simply no fun to work with, it’s kind of like working with metal, wood, and syrup all at the same time. I … Continue reading »

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Wing Spars #4 (Right spar time-lapse video)

  Total build time: 292 hours. The right spar was built much like the left spar with some subtle differences in the assembly. However I learned so much during the left spar that the right spar took nearly half the time. This weekend I had myself a marathon session of building the right spar, and … Continue reading »

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December time-lapse video

I created a time-lapse video of my workshop using pictures I’ve taken during the build, from 2 perspectives. I have 2 tripods setup in fixed positions to give myself a stable platform to duplicate my shots, but there’s still a bit of wiggle, I’ve done my best to smooth it out. The video basically has … Continue reading »

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My Workshop

My home has a large, full-sized unfinished basement. The central room of this basement will be my workshop, and I can use adjacent rooms for storage. There is walkout doorway to my back yard that currently has a swinging door and a glass door panel. This doorway will eventually be converted into a french door … Continue reading »

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Delivery

Waiex #197 was delivered to my home on November 18th, 2013.   Yes, that’s right, I was so excited that I was standing in my yard with my camera ready waiting for the delivery truck to come rolling down my street.   The entire airframe kit was loaded in a truck on a 4×10 foot … Continue reading »

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