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We are now in Oz after two amazing years of traveling Europe in our home built plane. We met many fantastic people who we are proud to call friends and have gained a much better understanding of the similarities and differences between the cultures of the different European states as well as the history and geography that have lead to these differences. We enjoy meeting people with similar interests to ourselves and learning more about other cultures. Please let us know if you're going to be in Queensland and would like to catch up for a meal and a chat.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Firewall prepped but still no engine installed!

We've spent the last few days installing the firewall (the steel sheet that separates the cabin from all the hot combustion taking place at the front of the plane) and the bits and pieces that bolt onto it.  This has meant spray painting some fibreglass parts so that they don't look too awful when oil starts dripping on them, spending what seems like hours trying to drill holes through the steel plate and blunting several drill bits, and figuring out exactly from where they make those precise measurements, listed in the instruction manual.... and yet still getting the holes in the wrong places.  Oh well Gary hasn't said anything about one of my 2 inch wide holes being a handspan closer to the middle of the plane than it appears to be in the manual.  Progress seems a bit frustratingly slow at times.

Now we're going to do a whole heap of jobs inside the cabin from later in the manual, as Gary is pretty busy and we need his help to put the engine on.

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