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:

 

Instrument Panel Dimmer Switches Overview:

 

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):

 

3D Printed Long-EZ Real and Mockup Components:

 

Creating CNC’d Cardboard Instrument Panel for Test Fitting in Airplane:

 

Plasma Cutting Stainless Steel Canopy Safety Catch (SC-1):

 

Initial Test Instrument Panel fit and Cockpit Overview:

 

Plasma Cutting Test Instrument Panel #2:

 

Test Instrument Panels Overview:

 

Canopy Latch Handle Evolution:

 

Plasma Cutting 6061 Aluminum Instrument Panel:

 

Nose Hatch Door Install:

 

Strake and Fuel Tank Overview:

 

Another Project & Panel Update:

 

Flipping the Bird Inverted:

 

Nose Gear Doors Fix:

 

Bottom fuselage/components, bottom nose, bottom strakes wrap-up (pre-flip):

 

Flipping the Bird Upright:

Recent Posts

Project Update

Hey Guys,

With the strakes complete I’m now focused on the winglet/rudder install (Chapter 20).  Moreover, with the wings off and flipped inverted for the winglet layups, I installed the engine on the firewall to work the top cowling install (and actual engine install).  

After all the airframe build tasks are completed then it will be topside micro finish for prime/paint.

Currently I have no other major trips planned, and from here on out I intend to focus solely on the plane for the next however long it takes to finish this bird… ASAP!  

 

  1. Chapter 20 – Lower winglets install, Pt. 1 Leave a reply
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  5. Chapter 20 – Right winglet Layups 1 & 2 Leave a reply
  6. Chapter 20 – Prep, prep, prep! Leave a reply
  7. Chapter 20 – Left Internal Bellhorn In Leave a reply
  8. Chapter 20 – Left winglet Layups 1 & 2 Leave a reply
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