Get your mind out of the gutter I'm talking about the crotch strap mounts! Last weekend my friend Jeff was curious as to why I hadn't installed the crotch strap mounts and the aileron trim components yet. Well I didn't have a good answer for him so I thought I better look into it. Turns out that now is the ideal time to do these tasks so that's part of what I was doing tonight. I also managed to finish up the drilling out and removal of the parts that I have to replace on the main bulkhead that I mentioned in my last post.
However, that's not all that happened today. I had a little retail therapy today. Yep, I needed a few rivets to replace the large ones that I had to drill out so I spent a little time ordering up a few items from Aircraft Spruce. Odd that when I finally checked out there were a few more items in the shopping basket than a few rivets. A couple of cylinder head wrenches and a few more drill bits ended up in there too. But wait there is more! Since I'm in the mode of installing a few things that are best done before I zip up the fuselage I sauntered over to SteinAir and had a chat with Jed about a few items. At the end of the conversation I had a list of items that included autopilot servo mounting brackets, magnetometer mount, and a bunch of wire for tail lights and elevator trim. All in all it was a very therapeutic day! Ok, on to a few pics.
|The crotch strap mount on Amy's (the co-pilot) side.|
|Another shot of the crotch strap cleco'd in.|
|The fwd half of the bulkhead after I removed the uprights.|
|The uprights about to go into the scrap pile. Its just a shame!|