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Mark Langford
Sonex Aircraft
Auckland SAA
NZ Warbirds
27 January 2010

Build Progress Summary
Nearly four weeks into the year already. The time it is a flying by. I have had a busy week so far this week after a somewhat quiet week last week. I hit a bit of a snag last week when I discovered that I had mismatched my Horizontal Stabiliser Balance Horn templates when glueing them to the mini spars at the front of the balance horns. I made the templates in pairs so mismatching them meant the spar holes were slightly (0.5 - 1.0mm) out of alignment. I could have filed the holes and forced them to fit but decided to just ditch the balance horns and make a new set.

I ordered a new set of template drawings from the printer and cut these out over the weekend. I have since completed the build of the balance horns (for the third time) and fitted these to the HS. I am trying to get all the gussets for the HS made and fitted by the end of the week so I can remove the "wings" from the sides of the templates and free the elevator. I am very keen to see it all working.

Goals For The Coming Week
- Complete the fabrication and fitting of all the HS gussets.
- Remove the template "wings" templates to allow the elevator to move freely.

Recent News off the KRNet
Mark Langford posted an interesting link this week to a ground school aviation theory site. It has a lot of very useful information. You can find the link here.

Other Site Updates
I have added a new link to the Miscellaneous page of a flight I completed n November in a Slingsby Firefly. This is the first time I have flown in a Slingsby so I thought I would include a bit of a photo essay of the flight. The link can be found here.

Previous Updates

20 Oct 2010
22 Sep 2010
29 Jul 2010
03 Feb 2010
27 Jan 2010
18 Jan 2010
15 Nov 2009
08 Nov 2009
18 Oct 2009
04 Oct 2009
22 Sep 2009
13 Sep 2009
06 Sep 2009