Welcome to a work in progress

This blog is dedicated to the restoration and modification of a Glasfl├╝gel Standard Libelle H201B, and a tribute to those who have dared to do the same, and to those who are helping with seeing this dream take flight.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The work continues this week

Since last weekend, and during the week, Joseph has been able to work on the left wing. The fairing is now blended into the wing, and now its time to fill any lows and level the area around the airbrake box.













The wing has slight low areas and the top surface is getting smooth.

But while he was working on the surface, I mentioned that the wing spar fork stubs need to be inspected.

Robert walked in just in time to take a look at it. There was some slight rust on the surface of the spar fork stub fitting. 

Robert referenced TN201-31 and found that the stub fittings will need to be inspected. Joseph removed the glass and Robert found that the fittings just needed to be cleaned up, chromite coated and then re-glassed.  That was good news, these did not need to be replaced.

The right wing still needs to be looked at.

Another winter storm has hit and bought a stop to the work since Joseph needs to drive through the pass to get to Moriarty. 

This weekend, we will need to see what Mother Nature still has to dish out!  

Monday, December 2, 2013

Some things never seem to change

I get the feeling that I'm cursed

Just when I think we have a plan, all hell breaks loose.

I was getting a feeling this weekend that this project was not going to get done as planned. Just like last year, I have found that my project at the airport will be put on the back burner for a spell.

The only time Joseph will be allowed to work on it is over the weekend since higher priority aircraft repairs are coming in now and the hanger will be soon again be filled with projects that will need to be finished before the next soaring season begins.

I hope it will not be sometime in March, (like last year) before things again slow down and my glider, like the groundhog emerges from the trailer to see the light of spring, and the hope of getting finished.


Like I said, cursed!