Month: March 2018

Cozy Experimental Aircraft Update – March 31, 2018

Permanent Installation of the aircraft floor.

Shop temperature was 25 deg C and humidity 39%.

Several batches of medium stiff flox was mixed.

  

The flox was applied on all the mating surfaces: longerons, seatback, heat duct, and front bulkhead F22.

Shims were positioned and floxed.

Noah helped me lift the floor off the work table onto the fuselage.

The floor was positioned properly and then weights and clamps were used to hold it in place during cure.

Excess flox inside and out of the fuselage was wiped away.

Cozy Experimental Aircraft Update – March 25, 2018

Positioning & Fitting floor into fuselage assembly

Positioned floor in place.

Sanded and used the Dremel tool to level the floor at the front where it mates with bulkhead F-22.

Hot glued a temporary block to the forward landing gear bulkhead 1/4” below the scoop cut out to support the fuselage floor while it cures in place. This positions the floor 1/8″ above the cut out.

Weighed down the floor and clamped the sides to uncover areas needing shims.

Started shimming any gaps on the sides.

 

T-18 Days until Yuri’s Night !

On April 12th, 1961, history was made when the first human being, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, went into space. Similarly, on April 12th, 1981, the inaugural launch of the Space Shuttle took place. In recognition of these accomplishments, people from all around the world have been celebrating “Yuri’s Night” – a global festival honoring humanity’s past, present, and future in space – for over a decade and a half.  https://yurisnight.net/

Yuri Night Descriptions by Chris Hadfield:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=122&v=FRHysGIxx10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCPL1KT-CyY

Beyond Blue Aerospace (BBA) is sponsoring a Yuri’s night event this year.  Approximately a dozen local grade 6 children will be participating along with some of their parents.  Yuri’s Night at Beyond Blue will start off with a BBQ followed by popcorn and a screening of the movie Hidden Figures in a private hangar.  This year’s event is by invitation only.  In the future, if there is enough interest, BBA will open the event up to include more people.

The purpose of the event is to share the excitement of spaceflight and get kids excited about STEM.

In 2016, BBA hosted a paper airplane event and in 2017, a model rocket event, which can both be viewed on YouTube using the following links:

Paper airplane Event

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqrk-G94-R8

Model Rocket Event

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_7dR3dm8E0.

If you are interested in participating in Yuri’s Night or hosting your own party, we encourage you to visit https://yurisnight.net/ for more information.