Your website looks great and is very informative. Your workmanship looks very good as well. I just saw your last post, the frame for you seat. It looks like you are making very good progress. I’m looking forward to starting my Bleriot adventure.
First coat of primer on it. Wow, looks like a real one !!!! 🙂
Really like this one, found it on the web.
This is in the Science Museum in London.
It is very basic but that suits the plane well I think.
What you see here are the original controls used in those days.
Message from Jack:
Gert, The trucking company picked up the engine this afternoon!! Hope you get it before too long. Jack
YES, ITS COMING THIS WAY !!!!
And here it is.
Just picked up the frame of the seat from the engineering shop. They welded the seat in two stages. First stage was everything except for top rail and 4 small braces, on the back side, above and below the sitting surface.
The top brace is there to create an opening in the side panel of the seat for the safety belt to go through.
The bottom of the 4 legs have been coped to sit on top of the bottom longeron’s
Just spoken with Jack, the guy I bought the engine from, The engine is ready to be shipped!
VERY excited for your Velie – you will have quite some plane!!!
Yesterday and today I did a lot of work on the seat. Bending, coping etc. Will show you when that’s done in the next few days. Very happy with the result.