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.
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
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
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
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 lead 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
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
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
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