back at it

Managed to put in a short day in the hayloft yesterday. I spent some time cutting ply for the cockpit seat backs and getting things in order after the winter break. I’m happy to report that the VG23 seems to have made it through the winter with no ill effects. After sweeping out a few spider webs (that has to be a good omen) I was able to quickly settle into tackling the first hurdle of this years build.

I figured that cutting and installing the cockpit seat backs would be a nice straightforward task to start the season off with. As I was drawing out the shapes though I quickly realized that the backs were going to be a few inches longer that a single sheet of ply (did I mention that the cockpit seats in the VG23 are large?). So, rather than a single piece I’ll build the seat backs in two sections, joining them at one of the cockpit frames. This will require a few extra cleats which I’ve glued in place and left to cure.

2 Responses

  1. Steve says:

    June 15, 2006 at 9:06 am

    What, no pictures for 2006??

  2. andrew says:

    June 16, 2006 at 9:57 pm

    Hey Steve!

    For a sense of 2006 progress please refer to photos from 2005 ;-)

    The spring has been a bit of a write-off but I’m hoping to finish up the seat backs this weekend… Keep posted.


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