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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

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This weekend me and Cata went to Eslov airport and attended a aircraft fabric covering course. For two days we learned how to recover an airplane. I loved it, and my wife actually liked it too. She really got the touch for this job. Here we are pulling the old fabric of the training piece

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And Cata is delighted.

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one of the instructor was a surgeon, he know how to stich.

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We passed!

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Jag är ett sätt att tänka.

Rebuilding the rotax engine

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Finally I got the opportunity to take the engine apart to check for corrosion. I also checked the crankshaft. The shaft was straight and no corrosion was found. The pistons and cylinders was all fine. There are a lot of information to find on the internet. I printed out all the manuals there was to find. Rotaxowner.com has all the manuals except the repair manual. But at ultralightflyer.com and ultralightairchraft.com I bought a rebuilding video and downloaded a rebuilding manual. Rebuilding engines is for me one of the most rewarding thing to do.

Now I have preserved the rotax 582UL engine and sealed it up waiting for the akka to be ready for it’s engine. 

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Jag är ett sätt att tänka.