12 May 2013 — A shot of the fuselage, CS spar and wings in my climate controlled storage facility (yes, my dining room).
I’m happy to report that the install of all the internal CF baffles is complete, including the final gap fills around the edges to ensure minimal air leakage.
As I’ve noted previously, all the exhaust pipes have been welded, with the required trimming of all the exhaust pipes to length coming soon. I’ll caveat the exhaust pipe effort with the fact that I may need some welding on the ends of these pipes to get them pointed in the right direction, but I’m of course hoping not. In addition, I have 2 compression style EGT probes from GRT on hand and will need to have the stainless steel threaded bungs welded to the exhaust pipes to mount those specific probes.
The convergence of a few intertwined components I spoke of before is STILL slowly coming to fruition, which will set me up to be nearly done with the entire engine install, sans the firewall (at this time). With the CF inner baffles now installed, I can turn my focus on finalizing the aft lower side of the engine aluminum baffle install. That will, in turn, allow me to identify where the bottom cowl cross rib baffle/stiffener needs to get glassed into place.
I’m still intent to focus solely on the plane for the next however long it takes to finish this bird… ASAP!
- Chapter 3/22 – New backup EFIS/clock!
- Chapter 3 – Lathe CNC squawks
- Chapter 3/19/22 – Lights & Lathe
- Chapter 3/19/22 – The struggle is real!
- Chapter 3/19/22 – More Lathe Stuff
- Chapter 19/22 – Wing light brackets
- Chapter 3 – Lathe CNC spindle control
- Chapter 3 – Tooling up: Lathe CNC
- Chapter 3/23 – Dipstick cap & Lathe