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:

 

Strake Pre-Closeout Overview:

 

Project Update – Strakes, Ailerons, and Winglets:

 

Machining Rudder Parts:

 

Project Update – Winglets, Rudders, and Cowlings:

 

Machining RAM air can SCEET tubing adapter bracket:

 

Throttle Handle & Lever Overview and Construction:

 

Oil Heat Sub-panel Operational Overview:

 

Throttle & Mixture Quadrants, Cables and Levers:

 

Fuel Injection Servo and Induction System Overview:

 

Oil Check Door Wire “Latch” Install:

 

360 Avionics MiniUni-2 Backup EFIS Overview:

 

Recent Posts

Project Update

Hey Guys,

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!  

  1. Chapter 13/23 – Static ports & Baffles Leave a reply
  2. Chapter 23 – Alternator installed Leave a reply
  3. Chapter 23 – Aft baffles: Closing in! Leave a reply
  4. Chapter 23 – Baffles: A new look Leave a reply
  5. Chapter 23 – Baffles ‘bent into shape!’ Leave a reply
  6. Chapter 23 – Bending aft baffles Leave a reply
  7. Chapter 23 – Engine Turned Baffles Leave a reply
  8. Chapter 23 – Engine Turning Baffles Leave a reply
  9. Chapter 23 – Aft right lower baffle cut Leave a reply