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’ll say that over the first half of the strakes (Chapter 21) are complete.  The leading edges are mounted as well as the labyrinth of ribs and baffles as well. The bottom skins are mounted, as are the top side T-hats constructed.  The bird is ready to be flipped inverted to glass the bottom strake skins.

However, prior to flipping the bird I am taking a bit of time to finish up the aft nose/avionics cover install, the aileron construction/install, the right strake pilot air vent, and the final tasks to complete the instrument panel install. 

Then, once the plane is upside down to finish the bottom of the strakes, I plan on knocking out a whole slew of things: including bottom strake-to-bottom wing intersection finishing, hell hole cover, belly RAM air scoop, main gear leg-to-fuselage interface, firewall trim and lower cowling install.  Yes, I expect this bird to be inverted for about a month before it gets flipped back upright to close out the strakes with the top skin install.

At that point it will be on to the winglet/rudder install (Chapter 20).  Then engine and upper cowling install, finish and prime/paint.

 

  1. Chapter 19 – Right aileron install Leave a reply
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  4. Chapter 19/21 – Left aileron ribs Leave a reply
  5. Chapter 19 – Left aileron glassed Leave a reply
  6. Chapter 13/19 – Right aileron glassed Leave a reply
  7. Chapter 13/19 – Left aileron weight Leave a reply
  8. Chapter 19/21 – Working Ailerons Leave a reply
  9. Chapter 13/19/21 – Right aileron weight Leave a reply