HAPPY NEW YEAR!
So what did I accomplish in 2007? :
-started and finished the upper wing
-fine tuned all ailerons to fit [nightmare!]
-migrated to a hangar from my backyard shop
-set up the hangar the way I wanted it [more lights/built a second floor for storage]
-completed initial rigging
-finally lit up the torch today and started practice welding
Goals for 2008
-go to Oshkosh
-have the fuselage on gear, acquire engine mount and install, all 4130 primed, and controls working
-plus whatever else I can afford/ fit in
-weld good enough to trust myself beyond tacking.
I once spent 2 years/40 hrs a week as a young man brazing aluminium and brass with oxy/acet, so I am hoping that exposure to very tight unforgiving heat windows [aluminium] will stand me in good stead..we'll see..