In 7 days I am moving the airplane to the airport! One of our EAA chapter 326 members (Randy) has offered to let me use his trailer (and him) next Sunday to do the move. Jeff will be helping too and who knows there may be others show up as well. So I have a few tasks to get done this week in preparation for that big day!
Speaking of tasks, I got a few done this week but I swear this airplane is just generating tasks for me to complete prior to taking it to the airport! Every time I go into the garage to take one item off of my list of things to do another two pop up. I have a short list of
Oh, and while I am at it I have to say this....GO SEAHAWKS! They are on the way to the Superbowl for the second year in a row. After coming back from a serious deficit and then winning in overtime, they deserved this one.
|In this picture you can see that I finally trimmed the oil cooler air supply hose and got it temporarily mounted. You can also see the blast tubes I put in for cooling the PMags.|
|I got the upper plugs wires and the associated grommets installed.|
|This is the left side of the engine and if you look closely you can see the wire run that holds the end of the blast tube in place. Its getting a bit crowded back there.|
|See that little black button in the middle of the picture? That's the new co-pilot push to talk button. I spent most of my airplane time on Wednesday in the cockpit finishing up the wiring changes that I needed to make. This is just one of several.|
|One of the major wiring changes I made includes removing the co-pilot stick functions. This is all the wiring I have left below the floor pan now. Its much tidier and a lot less complex and failure prone.|
|I had my data plate engraved this week. Now I have to attach it to the tail under the horizontal stabilizer.|
|Yep, there is a wheel in there.|
|A side shot of the wheel pant. There was a lot of sanding, cutting and measuring involved in getting to this point.|
|These gear leggings are suppose to be big speed boosters...along the lines of 8-10 mph increase. Here you can see the installed version just prior to doing the aligning.|