Like so many of our members, we are pushing really hard to get done for “Oshkosh.” The big advantage we have is that either way it will make it since we are on the field. I just hope it is under our own power rather than being towed into position! If you want to see the aircraft up close, make sure you visit the Homebuilders Hangar during Convention.
Tracy opening up the cowl for more airflow.
I always like cowls that look like they are smiling.
The airbox was interfering with the cowling. Time for some surgery.
We had to cut the cowl to relieve the airbox.
Some scrap aluminum and clecos will hold everything in place so that we can lay in some Fiberglas.
Time to get the fuel line cut to size. Here I am trimming the hose to the correct length.
I’m tightening up the hose clamp on the Tee connection that ties the two fuel tank lines together with another line that runs down the side of the fuselage to the firewall.
Tom cleaning up the wiring for the wing tip lights.
Tom tracked down the error on wiring the right light. We had mislabeled some of our wiring flags. All is good now.
Tracy and I installing the WhirlWind prop hub.
Blades in place with the bolts going in.
WhirlWind supplies a nice laser cut jig for setting the angles on their ground adjustable prop. Makes it much easier to get it right.
Looks nice with the prop on!
Looks even better with the cowling on.
Now that the trim pieces are painted, Tracy secures the windshield.
Jerry riveting on the dorsal fin.
Kyle installing the cable for our cabin heat box. Always fun working under the panel.
I was able to install all the scat tubing for the cabin heat and carb heat.
Jerry riveting the skylight.
Kyle was helping Jerry by holding the washers on the rivets.
Tim was tasked with fabricating a mount for the fuel selector so we could install it on the lower left side of the cockpit. He used a couple of adel clamps to secure the valve to a bracket he made up.
Here is how it will look in the cockpit. The slot is for a vertical stiffener on the side of the fuselage. We still need to add some positive stops for “on” and “off”.
Until next time…