Showing posts from March, 2019

An Air Show and Some Tables

Inventory Finished: Despite diligently getting my flu shot this year, someone at my office brought in a case of the flu. A lazy day of cold medicine and soup warmed me up and set me right, so off to the hangar I went. Skins, spars, and rivets oh my! A few hours later, and after shooting the breeze with Mr. Peck, who deserves an introduction at a later date, I was able to finish the inventory process.  According to Vans, I’ve got all the bits and pieces I should have. EAA Fly-in and BBQ: One of the perks of slowly becoming an airport bum is that I get to experience the local airport fare.  This weekend saw beautiful weather, Texas BBQ, and the smell of avgas.  It was a great time, and an excellent opportunity to rub elbows with other builders and enthusiasts. A real life VeriEze! Wouldn't be an air show without a Stearman! Last but not least, one of many RV's Finished with the Carpentry (for now): After recovering from a busy week, I spent a fe

Hello, World!

Getting Started: After years of dreaming, I've finally started my adventure in building an RV-14a .  I'm still working full time, so the project will largely be a weekend and vacations deal.  All told, I expect this project to take a significant amount of time to complete. Initial Setup: I've started by expanding my tool kit.  This includes some of the nice-to-haves like DRDT-2, multiple EAA 1000 tables, lots of extra cleco's, and a pneumatic squeezer. Unboxing: The Saia delivery wasn't too difficult.  Note to self, buy some better snips than the ones from Harbor Freight. After an initial inventory, all the sub-kits appear to be in order.  Unfortunately, the sun was setting and temperatures were dropping, so the full inventory will have to wait.