As an instrument student, approaches are my new world. Without the approach, you have nothing. That seems pretty apropos of everything, including building an airplane. The right attitude (see what I did there!), tools, path, and you have success. Not lined up, disaster.
I still have a few months before the empennage/tail kit arrives. No telling when my rivet gun is gong to get here. But that gives me time to brief the project completely. So I am working on getting everything in place and at some point, when I have a rivet gun, building a few Van’s toolboxes so I can try to figure out what I am doing.
I am on a billon year waiting list for hangar space at my airport (if any of you out there know of a good deal on a condo hangar at KGXY let me know), so the first part of this journey will be in the garage. I have a huge garage and a second story unfinished addition, so I am contemplating whether it is better to build in the garage or upstairs. I am not sure how heavy this stuff is going to be going up and down the stairs. The room over the garage would be ideal if I can get some of the garbage out of there and get it organized. Oh, and if I can figure out that we can get the empennage out of there and down the stairs when we are done.
Tom thinks I should put in a second story barn door (it faces the back yard) with a pulley system. I have a sneaking suspicion he only wants me to do that so that it will be easier for him to store canoes and kayaks up there. He has a few. We don’t talk about how many. He doesn’t comment on my airplane building, I don’t comment on the number of boats he has. It works well for both of us to keep our mouths shut about these things.
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