vaviator Posted June 27, 2009 Share Posted June 27, 2009 Hello all- I've recently received the generous (I think) donation of a Varieze in the process of being built. The original builder had died during it's construction and it was passed to a couple family members before one of them found me. The one who donated the aircraft to me simply wanted the engine that was once with the aircraft, and doesn't want "anything to do with experimental planes". In short, that's the story. Now, I need to figure out what I've got. From a set of temporarily borrowed plans, I've managed to estimate the builder had completed 14 of the 21 building chapters in the first section. So far the fuselage is largely completed and on the gear, the canard, wings, and winglets are also complete for the most part. Only one winglet has been installed and preparations were made to install the second. There has been no filling work done and the strakes have yet to be built. The advice I'm looking for is on what needs to be inspected - what parts are the most crucial - and how to go about inspecting. Before I sink a lot of time and money into this thing, I'd really like to know the work that's been completed was done correctly. What I have determined so far is that the wing and canard incidence needs to be checked, and that the entire plane's glass work needs to be inspected. One builder suggested wetting the surfaces with a damp cloth to look for delaminations that should appear white. Are there any other super critical parts/areas that need to be inspected? And how obvious are white areas that could be delamination? And any other advice anyone could throw in there would be really appreciated! Thanks! -Andrew PS - I'm going to post this over on ez.org and the Varieze forum here as well to try and get as much advice as I can. If you're over there too, no need to answer both Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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