I also decided that I have been without a CNC and a 3D printer long enough! I ordered both this past weekend and the 3D printer should arrive today. Expect lots of new posts in the coming months with new things I am trying. Starting out with the oil cooler inlet duct, a new alternate air inlet for my fuel servo, some headset hangers for my flight headsets, and possibly a headset control model mount for said headsets. :-)
By the way, if you are a member of EAA you can download a free copy of Solidworks for designing different items. It has a pretty good learning curve but WOW there is so much you can do with that software!
|The inlet duct I fabricated from fiberglass is on the left and the outlet duct is on the right. Note that the outlet duct is designed to allow me to hook up my 2" cabin heat air hose so that I can take advantage of all that hot oil heat!|
|Kinda hard to tell from this picture but the new oil cooler is installed and the inlet duct is sitting on top. You can see from the picture that it sits too high and will interfere with the cowling on the right side of the picture|
|This is the outlet duct with the cabin heat air hose sitting just off to the left of it. The duct is not bolted on in this picture, just set into position as a trial fit.|
|Oh yea, we also got a foot of snow on Superbowl Sunday. Made for a nice snow day on Monday. :-)|