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 about...how 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!|