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

Hey Guys,  

Well, it’s coming up on about 6 weeks since I’ve been back on the build.  Made some decent progress on a lot of smaller tasks, and hope to be transitioning into some of the bigger airframe component builds here soon.

First off, I’ve been slowly organizing some of the info on my build log.  Essentially adding menus –such as Canopy Latch Hardware under the Chapter 18 – Canopy– in attempt to avoid having all chapter info lumped under one big page. Unfortunately, one of my last WordPress updates (I think is the culprit) reformatted my pics so they’re much larger in size, and thus have turned sideways to fit on various pages.  I try to update them a few at a time, but honestly this won’t be fixed until after this project is a true airplane.

While awaiting (initially) on some hardware for the canopy latch, I regressed into some tooling up in what I considered critical tooling systems required for my highly esoterically-designed (e.g. “one off”) components.  Those tools being my 3D printer, the plasma cutting table, and the milling machine.  The good news is the 3D printer appears to be back online.  The plasma cutting table is what I consider at bare operational capacity… it has issues on which I’m dealing with Langmuir Systems.  The major mods to the mill (besides CNC) are complete, and I can slowly start bolting it back together and get it operational.

So I’ll be transitioning back onto the canopy (Chapter 18) once again first, then with the remaining big build finishes: the nose (Chapter 13), followed up by the strake build (Chapter 21), and then knocking out the winglet/rudder install (Chapter 20).  All in haphazard synergistic fashion of course!

Cheers!

  1. Chapter 13 – Hinge test Leave a reply
  2. Chapter 13/22 – Tweaking hinges Leave a reply
  3. Chapter 13/22 – One ugly wrench! Leave a reply
  4. Chapter 18/22 – Tech: Back in Black Leave a reply
  5. Chapter 18 – Good as it gets: part 2 Leave a reply
  6. Chapter 18 – Edge Saga Over! Leave a reply
  7. Chapter 18 – Gettin’ edgy! Leave a reply
  8. Chapter 18 – Nice lips! Leave a reply
  9. Chapter 18 – The Blue Cabin Leave a reply