Ok, so that's was the first of many of those types of trips and it went wonderfully. Today we are going to try another trip up into the San Juan's and land at one of the other airports. Amy really likes it up there so we are going to explore a little.
As far as the plane goes, I have a few pictures for you...
|Selfie of Amy and I on the flight up to Friday Harbor
|Amy taking a picture of the harbor where the ferry lands.
|What can I say...isn't she just adorable!
|Makes my heart sing!
|Ah yes, the crafting station as we call it. Actually its the dinner table we never use so it often gets converted to a crafting station for Amy when her friends come over. I took it over to start wiring up some airplane parts.
|This is a DB-9 DSub board that I ordered from a PCB company. I soldered the DB-9 connectors to it and it has room for two more if I ever need it. This little guy allows me to interconnect wires in a very simple and removable way. Thanks to Bruce over at http://www.overthehills.com/RV-9A-Project gave me the details and even sold me the DB-9 connectors that he had left over from his project.
|This is the roll trim servo with my first DB-9 soldering job.
|Here is the same thing on the pilot stick. Actually there are two on this one, one goes to the trim/Autopilot control circuit and one goes to the radio control circuit.
|I took this picture because I have to plan where exactly I will be mounting those DB-9 boards that I talked about above.
|Ah yes! I got the plenum from Sam James on Tuesday. Looks great doesn't it? Now I just need to get my engine assembled so I can see what it really looks like.
|I also installed the rudder cable exit fairings and although this picture does not show it I also installed the Adele clamps that hold the rudder cable plastic sleeve in place. The empty hole you see there is where that bolt goes.
|Here is my first attempt at powder coating. This is the battery hold down bar and it actually came out pretty good! I need to sand blast the battery box to clean it up a bit before I can do it.
|Here is my make shift powder coating station. I did a lot of learning in the first 5 minutes....hence the big mess.