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 Folks,

I am slowly plugging along on the bottom of the plane, with it inverted as it has been for months now.  In my estimation I’m happy to report that I’m moving into the final phase of tasks to finish up the bottom of the plane that will allow me to flip the plane back upright and continue my quest to get it finished.

All the bottom surfaces of the plane are in primer, and I will start painting most of those surfaces soon.  I am also on the verge of doing the micro finish, primer and paint on the bottom components of the plane: bottom cowling, RAM air scoop/hell hole cover, landing brake, nose gear doors, nose gear strut fairing and main landing gear legs/fairings.  

The main gear leg-to-fuselage interface fairings major glassing is complete, and I’ll be permanently mounting them to the gear legs soon.

In addition, I have some ancillary tasks to complete on the nose gear actuator and main gear wheels/brakes/axles.  Once the finishing/painting tasks are completed and these ancillary tasks done, it will be time to flip the bird back upright.

I expect this bird to be inverted for another week or two before it gets flipped back upright to close out the strakes with the top skin install.

After the top strakes it will be on to the winglet/rudder install (Chapter 20).  Then engine and top cowling install, topside finish and prime/paint.

 

  1. Shop cleanup continues Leave a reply
  2. Chapter 24 – Massive shop cleanup Leave a reply
  3. Chapter 24/25 – RAM scoop final steps Leave a reply
  4. Chapter 25 – Bottom cowl epoxy wipe Leave a reply
  5. Chapter 24 – Gear fairing final tweaks Leave a reply
  6. Chapter 24/25 – Need more primer! Leave a reply
  7. Chapter 24/25 – Gear fairings ready! Leave a reply
  8. Chapter 24 – Gear fairing final glass Leave a reply
  9. Chapter 25 – Bottom cowl finish #2 Leave a reply