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.
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: 296 Hours. Completing my wing spars ranks right up there with completing the turtledeck and seeing the entire aft fuselage come together. So much time put into working the same looking hard-to-work-with parts, it’s easy to lose track of progress and get frustrated in the process. It was with great satisfaction … 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
Total build time: 273 hours. The primer is dry and it’s time to start the final assembly of the left main wing spar. Solid rivets! In the picture above you can see most of those angle components that I fabricated earlier. They really help make the root of the spar extremely strong. For installing … Continue reading
Total build time: 264 hours With all my prep work complete, it’s time to start building the wing spar itself. I start with the left spar. Pictured here is the spar web, with the top and bottom spar caps. The web itself came rolled into a tight circle about 14″ in diameter, surprisingly when unrolled … Continue reading
Total build time: 230 hours. After a break from building for the holidays, I’m back at it. From having reached the decision point of either moving on to the forward fuselage or the wings, I chose the wings. The main reason is that once the forward fuselage is finished and attached to the aft fuselage, … Continue reading