In the last couple of weeks I received my new Zenith CH650 tail kit and started building the rudder skeleton. Since we now live at the beach, I decided to do a lot more corrosion protection than on previous planes. So I quickly got stopped because I needed to order Alumiprep 33 and Alodine 1201, both hazardous materials that had to be shipped on a slow truck. I now have both and am looking forward to making some good progress this weekend.

I also built and deployed my new web site at The new site is pretty bare right now,  just wrapping this blog and adding some software that I work on in my free time. The first new program that I have written in quite a while,  METAR Tool, is available for download. I wanted to learn more about CSS, JavaScript, and RESTful web services,  so I also made an online version as well.