Sunday, August 17, 2014

This thing might actually fly...once I figure out how to get it out of there...

After this weekend I really feel like I am building an airplane.  With a little help from Amy, Travis and Mariah (all at different times) I was able to make a lot of very cool progress.  Check out the pictures below.

A couple items I didn't take pictures of include finally installing the aux fuel pump and getting it wired up.  I also ordered most of the hoses I will need to hook up the engine (Oil cooler, fuel lines, brake lines, and sensor lines).

I don't know what I am so happy am I going to get this thing out of here?!?  Chainsaw the support I guess...

Amy helped me install the comm antenna.  She can get into the airplane so she held the antenna in place while I put the nuts on.  I then routed the antenna cable through the appropriate wire run grommets and put a new end on the cable.  All hooked up and ready to go.

Here is a small panorama picture of the airplane as it sits tonight.  Saturday Mariah helped me install the right wing and then a little later in the day Travis helped me install the right.   I spent the entire day today leveling, measuring and then finally installing the flaps and ailerons.  That means I also hooked everything up so now all control inputs are working.  I didn't lock everything down since I have to take this all back apart.  The whole purpose for putting the wings on was so I could do all that measuring and drilling.  Still lots of work to do before I remove the wings, including drilling the all important rear spar attach bolt hole.

While I was waiting for some help on Saturday I decided to go ahead and mount the rest of the exhaust pipe that includes the mufflers and the heater muffs.  These new trombone pipes are really easy to work with!


  1. All I can say is, WOW! Nice work Darin!

  2. Hey Shane! Thanks! You are about due for a visit aren't you? :-)

  3. Yes, I was thinking the same thing ;)