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:


Engine Mount Extrusions, Engine Mount and Hell Hole Overview:


Fuselage Dolly Conversion to Tool Bench and new Mini-Lathe Overview:


Canopy & Nose Builds Overview (+ Fuselage Move to NC):

Recent Posts

Project Update

Hi Guys,

I hate to say it, but I think my house-prepping efforts will be delayed even a bit more.  

Concurrent to my moving the last of the major project build pieces (engine, canard, panel mockup and glass cabinet) down to NC, I also helped my friends move to a new house that they bought just down the street from their current house.

During the move a 3-legged sewing table got away from me and during my attempt to prevent it from careening into the wall, I wrenched my back out badly. So I’m currently about as mobile as a man with a lot more years under his belt than I have now…. a lot slower and with deliberation.

I’m not sure what the recovery time will be, or if any repairs needed! But I do believe it will impact/delay my house prepping endeavors.  I will still push to do what I can and hire out what I can to finish up the house to get it on the market.  

In addition, I will seriously assess getting a workshop or hangar down in NC to allow me to work on the build, as I essentially have over 90% of my stuff down in NC now.  The short of it is I’ll be looking to spend more time in NC as my DC area house is on the market.



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