Month: February 2022

Hangar Bot

The coolest thing !!

I do have a hangar. It is currently housing the Smoke House Pilots ( ) plane , that is my old plane (sold my plane to afford this venture ) that is currently in my hangar. I will be building most of the Sling TSI in my shop, at my home. For the final stages, I will be finishing the plane at the hangar.

Sooo, to that end, I have acquired a way to keep the plane preheated during the winter. With the Cirrus that I currently have/use, we always preheat the plane during the winter when its below 40f. And to preheat properly, it takes a little bit. Getting to the hangar 2 hours before you wanna fly is a pain. So I got Hangarbot. It allows me to start the engine preheater before we arrive at the hangar !!! sweetttt !!! I was amazed at how easy this was to setup. It comes with a built in cellular connection that you don’t have to mess with. Just download the app, and log in… and boom it works. Amazing. Can’t recommend this product enough. Surprisingly easy ! Its suppose to be just for engine preheating… But I can’t help but to think about other things I can connect the outlet to.


Here are some pictures of my workshop. I made my modified EAA table. Its 3′ wide and 8′ long. I also put lockable casters on the bottom so I can move it.

DRDT-2 ! As you can tell from the pictures, for my dimpler I did not create a separate stand. I created two little blocks at the same height as the drdt-2. This should allow me to slide things through the dimpler while keeping them level and supported.

Also pictured is the wing holder on casters.

For the fun part… The ship that will be bringing my Sling TSI from Hamburg is pictured below. It is a picture of the ship in Rotterdam from a webcam, 3 days before its suppose to pick up my container in Hamburg. The previous ship dropped it off in Hamburg and this ship is suppose to pick it up ( if the Ukraine war doesn’t delay it ) take it across the Atlantic, to New York, then to Norfolk.

current approx eta 3 week in march

Found it !

By the time I get my Sling TSI aircraft kit, it will have spent half a year on the water being shipped…. Wow.

So what is one to do while waiting ?

Workshop preparation, Sure.

Watching Evan’s sling build videos, of course.

Stalking shipping container ships online, absolutely.

To that end, I tracked my container and its ship to the Port of Rotterdam. And as it turns out, the port of Rotterdam has a lot of webcams… Surely you can see where this is going. Somewhere in the circle below is my container.