Sunday, January 31, 2010

01-31 Front seat and Gear

Sky went out to help me work on the Cub again today. It's getting more difficult as he has hobbies/school activities to do, so his time to help is getting more valuable. He helped me finish putting in the front seat and tightening the bolts and then he put washers/castle nuts on all the gear attach fittings while I ironed down tape edges on the tail.

Now you're probably wondering just how long I'm going to spend ironing tape edges. Good question. What you probably don't know is that I was unhappy with my first effort in taping the trailing edges of the rudder and elevators, so I took off the tapes, cut new ones and put them on this week. Glenn can't paint them until the end of this week at the earliest anyway, so no big rush.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

01-19 Cub Progress - It's on the gear!

I thought we were going to do this tomorrow. But things were going so well, we hoisted boo-boo up and had her walk on her own three wheels. I'm just besides myself in disbelief.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

01-17 Eagle Day!

We headed up to Clarksville this morning after breakfast. It was a grey, foggy day but we wanted to check out the wintering Eagles. On the way, we saw a bunch of Hawks. We stopped to look at this, thinking he was going to fly when we pulled up. He sat there for a couple of minutes before finally flying off.
The Bald Eagle is heading back to his perch to enjoy a fresh-caught lunch.

Monday, January 11, 2010

01-11 Too cold to work.

It's cold in here! Glenn's heater broke this weekend and we didn't know it until today. It was pretty cold in there yesterday when Sky was working on the baggage compartment lid and I was trying to get cotter-key holes lined up in castle-nuts. When we came out this morning, it was 46 degrees in the hangar. We had the guy put some more propane in the tank but it turned out to be the blower fan.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

01/05 Cub Progress - Putting on the Shock Cords

Under Glenn's supervision, Sky and I learned how to put on shock cords this afternoon. He has a homemade "stretcher" which you put in a vise to use. Then it's a piece of cake to stretch them out and put them on. You just have to be careful, it one breaks it slaps you upside the head!