Thursday, May 25, 2006

The NAV-COMM panel lights up. All whells oiled, lamps replaced... The display illumination consists of two extra bright LED's now because the original lamps are not available anymore. And the VOLume knob is now made of aluminum because the old plastic knob is broken during the disassembly.
If there are no spare parts, one has to make them.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

ADF Panel by night.... no further comment.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

An actual picture of my workbench. The NAV-COM panel lies here in parts and waits for reassembling. WD40 did miracles again and re-liquified the dried grease. After cleaning it's a job for the red Neoval oil because WD40 evaporates much too quickly. It is great to clean stuff but for a longtime lubrication it is not suitable.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Let it roll! The frame is welded together, many thanks to Reto Meier for helping with this. The next step will be to cut lots of wood. The cockpit fragment and all the other parts will be mounted on profiles made of plywood. This makes it possible to create any desired shape I like, no matter if curved or straight. At the end everything will be covered with aluminum sheets screwed to the plywood profiles and the Connie gets a nice fuselage. We will see..... it's the first airplane I'm building. ;-)

Monday, May 01, 2006

The automatic direction finder (ADF) panel. It seems it was standing in the rain for some time. The numbers of the display were completely stuck and rusty. That much about "aluminum does not rust"... well it's true, it is just called differently.

But now it works again and when I get the lamps from the USA, it will light up like new. And that's all it has to do.