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Old 11-03-2015, 08:46 PM
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Default Moving forward!

Big day today....brought the fuselage to the airport on Saturday and got the engine hung today. Sequence was top right, top left, bottom right and bottom left.

Some frustrating moments, but with a little help and persuasion, she's bolted on.

Now I have to figure out how to rotate the back of the prop governor about 180 degrees.

Cheers


Don


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Old 11-03-2015, 09:17 PM
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Big day today....brought the fuselage to the airport on Saturday and got the engine hung today. Sequence was top right, top left, bottom right and bottom left.

Some frustrating moments, but with a little help and persuasion, she's bolted on.

Now I have to figure out how to rotate the back of the prop governor about 180 degrees.

Cheers


Don


Cool! Already in training for inverted flight! ;-)
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:02 AM
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Default Prop Governor

I know it's scary to even consider taking apart a brand new $1500 dollar prop governor, but it really is simple. The rear plate can screw down in any orientation without changing its function. Cut the safety wire securing the screws, remove the screws while holding the rear plate in place. Then rotate the plate until the desired orientation is achieved and re-install the screws. Re-safety and you're done.
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:09 PM
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Just a thought. Before fitting the cowling to the engine in its current position, would it be smart to install a washer on the two top engine mounts to simulate engine mount sag. Later when the mounts do sag, one could then remove the washers.
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Old 11-05-2015, 01:03 PM
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Default Good question?

I have no idea. If it's helpful. Would the washer go to the firewall side of the mount or the prop side?
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Old 11-05-2015, 01:04 PM
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Default Good question?

I have no idea. If it's helpful. Would the washer go to the firewall side of the mount or the prop side?
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Old 01-05-2016, 03:45 PM
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Default fuselage canoe

Entered the canoe stage with the help of my son, who is becoming a good riveter.



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Old 02-17-2016, 09:54 AM
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Default Exterior Paint Has Begun

Finally started exterior paint. Process has been to scotchbrite, solvent wipe, acid etch, rinse, alodine, rinse, prime with AkzoNobel. First time using an HVLP gun. Still need to tune this a bit.

Alodining - new use for grandkids pool. To cold to do this outside.
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First Batch Primed
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Sharpie mark under prime on test panel. Hope this isn't to thick.
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:57 PM
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Default Progress

Completing baffles seems to be one of those hurdles that reinforce "I'm getting close"
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:53 PM
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Looking good, you are about a week ahead of me with the baffles!
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