Now, the good news. We scurried to find a new place to live to get the uncertainty out of the picture. Indeed, we found a place that we all really love and secured it starting in June. The house is a little smaller but the other aspects make it a winner. It has an enormous back yard that our dog, Lani, will consider dog heaven. And for me, it has a garage. I will upgrade from no garage, to a single car garage. I will finally have a bona fide workshop to integrate all my tools and projects. A dedicated space. It's not big enough to allow me to put much structure together, but I can foresee doing the tail and maybe the aileron/flaps. I'm already plotting.
Some more food for thought. My first building post was about a year ago today. So after one year of making parts, where am I? Since I didn't plan out specifically what parts I wanted to have done by when, I'm not ahead or behind where I think I should be. My only goal was that I would have the parts done to enable me to start building the Falco's primary structures when a home garage became available to me. A single car garage doesn't count and most likely I'm a few years away from at least a two car garage, so I'm not in any rush. I've heard of some Falco builders making all the wood parts in a year, so I'm definitely behind that pace.
Today, I laminated the fuselage frame portion of the forward fin spar. I had some nice sun beating down to get my glueline all roasty toasty. This whole process went smoothly with the strips all pre-bent and it was slightly nostalgic mixing up all that resorcinol, or maybe I inhaled too many glue fumes. It's good to know that I have some experiences that I can apply when it's warranted.
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