In the title I made reference to a few weeks of work down the drain. With the decision to remove the center console I have several tasks that I will have to do again including the following:
1. Re-fabricate the switch panel to hold the throttle and mixture controls that I have to buy.
2. Re-wire some switches (fuel pump, flap controls, and probably a few others that will move with the switch panel re-make).
3. Throttle and mixture engine brackets may have to be re fabricated depending on what the new throttle and mixture cable's fit is like.
4. I will have to put some sort of cover over the area between the seats where the elevator push-rod tube is. The original plans called for a cover that I fabricated and then subsequently destroyed. I may put some sort of modified center console with some storage in that location....not sure.
5. Rewire the heated seat controls. I may not do this right away.
I did manage to finish up the fiberglass work on the empennage fairing, and after a few trips to Puyallup to try to find the correct 90 degree steel fuel line fitting I managed to find a fitting that should do the job. Not nearly the progress that I wanted to report this week but as I keep telling myself, it will get done when it gets done. There is no hurry. With that said, here is what I have on tap for this week...
|Here it is, all ready to be installed. It looks great!|
|Another view from the forward side.|
|Here is the empennage fairing pretty much completed.|
|And here is the other side. After I took this picture I noted that there is a slight bulge between the two aft screws on the horizontal stabilizer. I will have to do a little adjusting to get that to lay flat like the rest of the part.|
|This is the fuel overflow drain tube. It comes from the mechanical fuel pump and is dumped overboard just aft of the cowling where you see the aluminum tubing going through.|