Saturday was a good day on the Zenith, and with Thanksgiving this week, it will be the only day for a blog entry this time around. We had Tracy with us again, and plenty of builders to work on various projects throughout the day.
Hal and Charlie helped Tracy with control cables for the elevator. The guys learned all about swaging and pressing the cables and began routing them through the fuselage and rigging up the elevator.
The stick level method to get the elevator straight is so simple…big empty space in the hangar from the B-17 being gone for the Green Bay Packers flyover on Sunday.Charlie working with Tracy underneath the airplane connecting things up.
And then turning his attention to the dashboard cutout that we made for the panel skin to go in place. We needed to make a cover for it, and also make a template for the dash under the windshield so the covering fits nicely when ready.
Hal also worked on getting the fuel tank skin riveted to the left wing. We used a bit of foam under the skin to keep it from caving inward since there is no rib or stiffener running across the panel over the tank. Worked great!
Happy Thanksgiving from the EAA Staff Zenith 750 builders!