The past few weeks have been a blur of tasks to get the airplane ready for its air worthiness inspection next week. As with the RV-9A it seems every time I get one task done another one pops up on the list. So, here are a few of the items that have occupied my time recently.
- Install and torque the wing bolts.
- Hook up the wing wiring bundles
- Hook up the fuel system in the wing roots.
- Fix a couple of small fuel leaks.
- do first engine start
- fix a few wiring issues that cropped up
- broke both control sticks (trying to bend them to fit properly)
- engraved, installed, re-engraved with correct info, re-installed aircraft data plate
- riveted in pitot tube mast
- installed and wired up pitot tube
- installed Autopilot roll servo
- rigged control surfaces
- configured VPX
- configured G3X with engine parameters
- troubleshot ID10T errors (multiple) on SDSEFI system
- fixed oil leak on oil filter mount to accessory case
- installed primary alternator
- installed, torqued, and lock wired the prop
- calibrated fuel tanks
- weighed the aircraft and completed the weight and balance calculation.
- etc etc etc
I'm sure there were a number of other items on that list but that's all that comes to mind right now.
|Coming out of the hangar for the run to the fuel pump for tank calibration. Harry is your chauffeur for this trip.|
|Long run past Mount Rainier on the way to the fuel pump.|
|Fuel filter on the co-pilot side...and the source of one small fuel leak.|
|First incorrect data plate. The "Make" of this airplane was supposed to be my name.|
|The correct data plate before I trimmed it to size and installed it.|
|See those two small gouges beside the two holes in the middle? Those were the source of my small oil leak. |