Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Sunday, November 05, 2023

Insulated the roof in the garage (new shop)

 Some work indeed. Not enough space to sit, had to lay down in the horizontal. Couldn't just move around on the roof panel either. Glad it's done.

Saturday, November 04, 2023

Insulation and moisture protection

Got some Glava insulation and moisture protection film. I heard that this moisture protection film was extremely important to prevent hot humid air on the inside to leak out and condensate in the insulation. There it will be trapped and can cause damage over time to the wooden structure. It's very important that the film is on the inside of the insulation, understandably

On the roof it will be a PITA to apply that protective film without taking down all the roof plates, which also would be a PITA. Did some research about it, and it turns out as long as the insulation is less than 20 cm, the condensation will occur on the outside of the insulation, this it will simply evaporate. My insulation is 10 cm. All this moisture thing is really of academic interest for my garage. How wind tight it is, is of importance too. My garage isn't exactly wind tight.

In new houses in Norway the insulation is much more than 20 cm, and they are super wind tight. Then this is a real problem of course, only not in my garage. I just continue with this moisture protection film on the other walls (since I bought a lot of it, and it's easy to set up), but not on the roof.


Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Refurbishing the garage as a shop

Due to lots of odd complications, I decided to simply refurbish the garage as a shop to finish the Onex. What's needed is insulation and new electrical stuff. There will be no water or sink, but it will have to do for now. The first thing to do is to tear down the plates to apply insulation. I will do wall for wall.

And it's good to be back to build.

Lots of things have happened in the mean time. I got a 1/2 share in a ICP Savannah. Super fun bush plane.

 And about 1/10 share in a Super Decathlon. We are about 10 guys (old men :-) flying some aerobatics.

The Super Decathlon has been for repairs all summer. I have only flown it a couple of hours yet. But the Onex is finally first up on the priority again once the garage is OK to work in. I still have plans for a larger shop, but I insulating and heating the garage will be a good thing in any case.

This is the third shop I'm building (not really building this one, but still). The next one will be the fourth. I didn't imagine this when starting building an aircraft, a long time ago :-)

Friday, July 30, 2021

Modded trailer for hauling the Onex

 Got a 2.5 mm "walking plate" aluminium and some bolts. Cut two plates to shape and fastened them with two bolts. The trailer is made so the rear lights swing to the side when the airplane (or boat) is carried.

For the tail wheel I just used the existing bow rest. Removed the rubber to buffer the bow, and inserted two poly-carbonate plates cut to shape. With those plates the tail wheel gear fits like a glow in between and is held secure against swaying to the sides, in the same manner as the bow buffer rubber when a boat is hauled.

With this mod I can simply exchange bow buffer with the plates and I can haul my boat or the Onex as I wish

The aircraft is fastened to the trailer using ropes through the tie down loops in each inner wing.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Trailer and moving

Family affairs has finally settled. As a result this means moving to a new house and making a new shop to build in (from scratch yet again). First things first, I need a trailer to move the plane, and later to use it to haul the plane to/from the airport. I bought a boat trailer that seems to work, way more than enough weight can be carried, and it is long enough.

I just have to add a couple of plates for the wheels and a different fastening system for the tail wheel. The plane will be travelling in reverse on the road, which should work just fine keeping the speed moderate.