Cutting ply

Waiting for some welding to be done on the fuel tank and the first stage of my seat.

So today I cut the ply that goes on the side of the fuselage. It fits perfectly. Looks a bit strange right now, a bit naked.

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Also today, I started with the the cabane struts. In wire-braced monoplanes, e.g. the Blériot XI, the cabane struts (generally referred to as the cabane) form the structure above the wings to which the wing’s bracing wires are attached.

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Jack, United States

After I told Jack I bought the 5 cylinder Velie radial, a 85 year old engine from the US:
Good for you buddy!
I was thinking about the engine last night, for the price, you can’t beat it. The Big Twin, through Valley Engineering is already 6 grand. Most engines are nearing $10,000. I think the only other thing you need to buy is the silk scarf. I’m real happy for you – Good for you! Congratulations
Jack

Just bought a Velie

Just bought the Velie engine that I was talking about, just above. It is an 85 year old engine from 1928. A 5 cylinder radial, that is going to look beautiful in front of my Bleriot !!!!!!

It’s my best “Bleriot friend” Jack Vanderwerf in the US I have to thank, because he told me about that engine that was for sale in the US, after I showed him the picture above !!!!! So thank you again Jack !!!!

Still hard to believe that I have got it 🙂