This grinding wheel from 3M is cool for aluminum. It’s not cheap, but will probably last for the whole plane. I wouldn’t know what to do without it.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This electronic level is also a tool, I can recommend. The digital display is easy to read. A small loudspeaker makes aligning parts an easy one man task, since it indicates any wrong angle.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is the rivet tool I used. Again no need for a compressor. Just put it on the electrical drill and easily pull the rivets. Good tool made by Mauk. Inexpensive and indespensable.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is a great machine. No need to use any loud compressor. This is all you need. It helped us to drill all of the approx. 20.000 holes into the aluminum.Continue Reading... No Comments.
A shrinker/stretcher is needed for some parts in the fuselage.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This probably happens to every builder. From time to time you are drilling your finger. The small drills (#40 = 2,5 mm) drill into your fingers fairly easy. Up to now never had a big problem with that. One time drilled my finger, once my son’s.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This hole cutter from Bosch is luckily available in inch sizes, a special tool for sheet metal. Good for drilling inspection holes.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our wingstands. The wings will stay here until final installation. A set of wheels on the bottom allows easy movement in our basement.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is a simple method to test the tanks. If you have a leak, the glove will soon break down. Unfortunately my tank had a leak the first time. We could seal it from outside with sophisticated non-invasive surgeon methods. After the tanks where leak free, the glove stayed for days without loosing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is a tool we used to fix a tank leak from inside. Inspection camera (connecting to a laptop), a paint brush with proseal and then doing the surgery via the tank hole. It takes a while to practice but then works pretty well.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Waiting for the official documents (permits) to build, there’s enough time to prepare the building location. Many parts will be built in this room in the basement. Fuselage construction will then be done in the garage. The car has to park outside …. The window you see in the back will be enlarged soon, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.