On a less exciting topic I got the dreaded "your medical has been denied" letter from the FAA last week. I'm pretty calm about it now after talking to AOPA PPS lawyers but it still frustrates me to no end that the FAA medical staff can't take a few extra minute to verify some data and save us all lots of time. But nooooo, they have to do the knee jerk reaction. Oddly enough every FAA person I have ever met has been kind and a good person but this really smells of somebody who just wants to justify their job or simply doesn't care. I'm confident this will all be resolved but this is definitely the last time I get a Class 3 medical. I'm going Basic Med from now on.
|I got to use the CNC again. This time I was fabricating the vent flow controllers for the aft overhead vents.|
|I decided that I wanted an antenna on top of the airplane this time. Here I am installing a doubler to help spread the load of the antenna when it gets mounted on top.|
|These two nut plates are here so I can hang the overhead vent flow controller assembly that you saw me cutting in the CNC picture above.|
|The RV-10 is designed to use a huge battery as you can see from the size of the battery box. The battery I am using is this blue EarthX battery which has better electrical characteristics but is much smaller and waaaay lighter.|
|Cabin top is riveted in place. Next up is to get a little help to rivet that aft top skin.|