Yesterday Matt pulled an undersized wire and ran the proper sized wiring for the tail strobe. Today I did the wiring and riveted on the bottom rudder cap. The AeroLED is super bright!
I also connected the linkage at the prop governor.
Made the bracket for the trottle cable at the engine. Tonight I put it all together.
Hung the exhaust, located the seat heat control, routed the heat vent control, measured and ordered the prop and throttle cables. I also installed the prop cable bracket and reclocked the governor for the unusual prop cable.
Cheryl helped me all day on the airplane! We got a lot done. Cheryl sanded down the leading edge of the canopy to prep for the fiberglass fairing. She then filled the edge with epoxy and micro balloons.
We modified the lower rudder cap to clear the tail spring and added some fiberglass reinforcement.
I installed the center console to prep for running the throttle and prop cables.
I also installed the lower exhaust.
Last, I added the heat control lever.
Haven’t posted anything in a while but I have been busy. The manifold pressure lines have been run, the oil, fuel, and manifold pressure sensors wired. earthx batteries installed, EGT and CHT sensors installed and wired. Two GPS antennas installed, prop governor installed.
My dad and I visited Jeff Point in East Troy and we were both treated to a motivational flight.
Today we also installed the ground block, and prepped for gluing on the canopy. Cheryl masked the frame and canopy! I also installed (and removed for safe keeping) the glare shield trim/padding.
Today Jeff Point and my dad came over and hung the engine! One step closer…