I’m slowly backing my way out of the rabbit hole on my front seat throttle and mixture cables and LEFT sidewall component installs, with all the left front sidewall components, electronic gadgets & wiring either installed and/or accounted for. In addition, the painting of the left front armrest is complete.
I now plan on commencing to work my way back, via the GIB throttle install, to the engine install and compartment tasks.
Again, this multi-week detour I just made leaves pretty much just the panel forward to install & wire up as well as some nose components final install/configuration (nearly all done already). Beyond that, we’re talking a week to tweak/finish the canard, and then final micro finish and paint.
That of course is after I focus on my true strategic target: the exhaust pipes… still relatively just around the corner. I have some surgery to do on the exhaust pipes, and wanted some of the low hanging fruit involving the engine off the plate before I dig in on the exhaust pipes. After the exhaust pipes I’ll work full bore on the cowlings and the strake-wing intersections.
I’m still intent to focus solely on the plane for the next however long it takes to finish this bird… ASAP!