12 May 2013 — A shot of the fuselage, CS spar and wings in my climate controlled storage facility (yes, my dining room).
Well, the weather is slowly warming up (above freezing anyway)… and here soon I should be back in the shop to work out the finer details of making everything fit inside the cockpit, and then get onto much bigger build tasks. I still see a very real light at the end of the tunnel for all my in-cockpit install shenanigans, and expect to be done with those in about a 2-week total time span once I get started on them again.
I’m still working on the electrical system taskers and chipping away at them all while making decent progress.
The past few days –after finishing the major engine build & bringing it home– I have been finally able to do some research with engine in hand to discover the more esoteric (read: “oft forgotten”) bits ‘n pieces that may not be obvious requirements when simply planning/purchasing major components for the engine build. One example of many are the nuts and bolt required to mount the starter… which are not included with the starter, nor the engine. So, with the weather still cold (dipping into the 30’s at night), I carved out 2-3 days to figure out what engine stuff is required, which version to buy, and where to purchase it from.
Still, seriously … having finished the vast majority of the Electrical System; Instrument panel design, install & wiring; and now the Engine, I can say with very high confidence that the big build stuff is coming up SOON (including the wheel pants…) AFTER the weather warms up a bit.
- Chapter 14 – Lower extrusions installed
- Chapter 14/23 – Baffling Extrusions
- Chapter 14 – Lower engine extrusions
- Chapter 14/22/23 – Engine mount prep
- Chapter 23 – Engine Preservation
- Chapter 3/22/23 – Work bench finished
- Chapter 22/23 – Engine Parts? Check!
- Chapter 22/23 – Engine Inspection
- Chapter 22/23 – Electrical Workbench