Two build sessions to cover this week. Lots of progress. I think we are now at 90% done, 50% to go! (As opposed to 90% done, 90% to go).
Sebastien Heintz and Roger Dubbert from Zenith Aircraft made a visit to EAA HQ to plan our One Week Wonder project for AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. For those that haven’t heard, EAA volunteers will be building a CH-750 Cruzer in one week. They stuck around the next day to help out on our CH-750.
Tracy finishing up the rudder cables
Tom and Jerry removed the magnetos and accessory case in order to cut off the pull starter “pinion” that just gets in the way of our new B&C Specialties starter.
Here is a close up of the shaft that needs to be removed.
And here it is with the shaft removed.
Even Roger has to consult the plans sometimes.
Tim doing some riveting.
I (Charlie) installed the battery box. We are using a Aerovoltz battery. Super small and lightweight. Tiny!
Matt finished up the controls and is starting in on the center console.
Kyle trying to determine the best place to put the flap switch….
or maybe he just wanted to sit in the aircraft.
Jim working on the gascolator which is mounted under the pilot seat while Joe and Jerry work on the engine baffling.
Joe drilling some holes for the engine baffling.
Joe, Kyle and Jerry finished riveting the baffling by the end of the session.
Tom fired up the Dynon SkyView for the first time. Exciting!
Tom was able to get the two throttles and mixture control installed.
Steve at Aircraft Specialty donated one of their flap switches. I really like this design to replace the basic toggle switch. You’ll be able to know it is the flap switch without looking. Nice!
Here is where we stand on the panel.
Poly-Fiber generously donated all the paint we will need for the aircraft. It arrived on a palate so we unpacked it and inspected it for shipping damage.
Thanks Poly-Fiber!!!Maybe next time I’ll share the paint scheme.