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John Everest's Alpin project: part 2



The images below continue the record of construction progress:
Alpin – cockpit layout

"The cockpit is relatively small (as, I think, in all gliders) however I have designed it just for myself. My main concerns were for a comfortable seat with thigh support and to be able to easily reach all instruments. This was achieved and I'm very happy with it, however a taller person might have to make some modifications. The fuel tank also serves as the seat back, and this is adjustable so as to help a taller pilot to fit!"

Fuselage
Engine raised – canopy open
Fuselage
Engine retracted – canopy closed. Note single main undercarriage wheel and outriggers under wings. The horizontal stabiliser and partially completed rudder are in position.
Wing
Winglet attachment stub
Wing
Winglet attachment
Cockpit
Beginning instrument panel
Cockpit
Instrument panel installed
Fuselage
Preparing the fuselage for fabric attachment
Fuselage
Preparing the fuselage for internal painting
Fuselage
Internal painting completed
Wing
The outrigger support bracket in place
Wing
Aileron horn installed in left wing                                 
Wing
Prefabric – about to apply dope
Wing
Applying the fabric
Wing
After application of silver dope
Wing
After application of final white paint coating
Fuselage
Partially fabric covered
Fuselage
Fully fabric covered
Fuselage
Silver doping applied

Fuselage and wings completed

After maiden flight June 2003

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