N916WP Project Videos

Below are all the videos I’ve taken so far on this project.  Enjoy!

Landing Brake Test #1:


Landing Brake Test #2:


Modified Headrest:


Elevators Attached to Canard & In Action:


Fuselage Dolly in Action:


Nose Gear Actuator Test:


Installed Nose Gear & Actuator Test:


Quick Test of Landing Light Wig Wag:


Build Overview & First Nose Lift:


Water Level System – General Overview:


Taxi Light Assembly Actuator Test:


AG6 #2 Warning Annunciator Update:


New Nose Gear System Wiring Test:


Testing Gear Up & Gear Down Transit LED Indicator with new Nose Gear System:


Landing Brake Operational Test using Throttle-mounted Switch:


Vance Atkinson Pitch Trim System Install Update:


Vance Atkinson Pitch Trim System Install Configuration:


Nose mounted Tool Box Operational Test & Display:


GIB Thigh Support Fuel Sump Overview & Marble Water Flow Test:


Oil Heat System – Heat Exchanger & Heat Restrictor Valve Overview:


GIB Thigh Support Fuel Sump – Low Fuel Level Sensor Function Test:


Oil Heat System – System Overview & GIB Area Update:


Parking Brake – Testing Matco Parking Brake Valve Control Cable Function:


Forward Fuel System, Pilot Seat Area Components and Heating Ducts Update:


Instrument Panel – Overview:


Instrument Panel – Overview #2:


Instrument Panel – Overview #3:


Aircraft Electrical Wiring Tips (for Dave Berenholtz):


Mini-X Engine Info & Panel On/Off Indicators Dimmer/Push-to-Test Overview:


GIB Cabin Lighting/Map Light Circuit Function Test:


Engine Dehydrator/Dehumidifier System Overview:

Recent Posts

Project Update

Hey Guys,

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.



  1. Chapter 14 – Lower extrusions installed Leave a reply
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  3. Chapter 14 – Lower engine extrusions Leave a reply
  4. Chapter 14/22/23 – Engine mount prep Leave a reply
  5. Chapter 23 – Engine Preservation Leave a reply
  6. Chapter 3/22/23 – Work bench finished Leave a reply
  7. Chapter 22/23 – Engine Parts? Check! Leave a reply
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  9. Chapter 22/23 – Electrical Workbench Leave a reply