Last summer two things happened that changed my life in ways that I never fully anticipated. The first was starting a business and the second was starting a family. Needless to say that my life was already very full, now, it is exceptionally so. And I wouldn’t change it for the world.
With that came the […]
I haven’t published many updates lately because life is really busy right now. However, lots of progress has been made on the plane. My dad likes to check in and see progress, so, this update is for him. Here is a picture to get the general consensus of where the project is today. Check out […]
I have been putting in quite a few hours working on the plane during the holiday break. I have been quite blessed in that my new employer shuts down during the week between Christmas and New Years effectively giving us an extra week of vacation. In between the occasional holiday nap I have managed to […]
John never posts anything, but you’ll be happy to know that he’s finished the wings and is working on the fuselage as we speak!! He was hoping to get it started before we leave for Airventure, and it looks like he’s met that goal. I don’t know much about what he’s done other than to […]
John took off work early and we headed out to Hagerstown to pick up the fuselage kit for the RV-9A that we’re building. (Well, actually he’s doing most of the building but I help sometimes.) We left it in the crate overnight and unpacked it this morning.
We got everything inside and John is […]
I’ve been hearing cutting and grinding noises from the basement for most of the afternoon, so I ventured down for a look-see. With the ailerons done, John has started working on the flaps. Those are the assembled spars on the workbench.
I caught him in the midst of fabricating shims, mounting brackets and such for the […]
Contrary to my previous statement that the ailerons were done, they actually weren’t. But John did put the finishing touches on them yesterday afternoon. They really are done now — rivets, brackets and all. Last weekend, he put proseal on the trailing edges and weighted them down with bricks so that they wouldn’t warp […]
John got lots of work done this weekend, including finishing the left aileron.
He also completed his IFR ticket. Way to go!!
That’s John with his instructor (JJ) and yes, a beer which is oh-so-carefully obscured by his brand new IFR certificate. JJ is the Chief Flight Instructor for the AOPA. He brought the camera, and […]
I know you’re not going to believe it — I almost didn’t myself — but John’s actually building again! He finished installing insulation in the shed two weeks ago and cleared out a bunch of stuff. Once we got home from Mom & Dad’s house this weekend, he spent some time priming his left aileron […]
The chapter had a cookout after the Board meeting on May 17th. We had a light turnout, but a good time was had by all anyway. There were even a couple of people who dropped by to talk to us because they saw that the hangar was open. I paid us up to a family […]