Wednesday May 11th, 2005|
More Bending of Longerons
Tonight after work I started working again on the longerons. I started making good progress, but then....
...my bench vice broke. I mean....really...can you believe it? It wasn't even the banging on the thing...it broke during the application of force to straighten out the vertical bowing that occurs. Guess I know where I'm going tomorrow during my lunch break. :-)
When I bought the vice, I was thinking to myself that it probably wouldn't matter very much to get a cheap one since a vice just holds things. Boy...guess I was wrong.
One more picture...these pictures are blurry because my camera batteries are getting low. I need to trim down the j-stiffeners and then I start piecing together the aft fuselage. I need to make three sawhorses before starting that part though so tomorrow I'll also pick up some 2x4's for the sawhorses.
Then I started playing around with the panel, trying to figure out what I'm going to do w/ avionics, etc. I really like the Dynon stuff and having everything you need to fly the plane right up in front of you sounds like a winner to me.