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Old 02-04-2019, 10:30 PM
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Again, congratulations Jereme!

Work still chugging along for the machine! Awesome.
Thanks man!
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:59 PM
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Slow going the past couple of weeks but still making progress. Finished up the pushtubes just in time for a bunch of family visits to see the new little one. I also started working on the FlyLEDs kit, pics coming soon.

20190206_183109 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20190217_070442 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20190215_161806 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:59 PM
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Decided to assembly the FlyLEDs kit I received last year, I have been saving it for cold weather. This was one of the funnest parts of the build so far! I don't solder as much as I would like so this was a treat.

Here are the blank boards before trimming the main boards to fit the wingtip. An oscillating orbital sander made this trimming so easy it wasn't even fair.

20190217_160648 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Started by putting the strobe LEDs on the boards.

20190217_170547 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Next the small position LEDs were installed.

20190217_174527 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

The large resistors were then installed.

20190217_205115 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Finally after bending the correct angle I soldered on the connector, this is different than if you had the full board kit, I'm doing skinny boards so I can install some squadrons as landing lights. (purchased before they came out with landing light option)

20190217_211046 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Next it was onto the control board. Started with resistors as per the instructions.

20190218_184532 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Then onto some various parts.

20190218_190230 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

The last little pieces were soldered.

20190218_212811 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

You can use a 9V battery to test everything and play around with what strobe pattern you want. I highly recommend this kit to anyone that wants some good lights at a great price and wants some fun in building!
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I drilled my mounting holes too close to the internal circuit board and shorted out several LED?s. Paul at Flyleds responded almost immediately to my email and helped me troubleshoot the issue. He sent me two new LED?s and a few spares. Customer service is top notch.
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Jereme,
Are you installing landing lights in the wing tips? Are those short boards for landing light clearance? That reminds me of assembler days at an engineering firm I worked at in Calabasas CA. Watching the crew do surface mount work, tiny tiny.

Great work!
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I drilled my mounting holes too close to the internal circuit board and shorted out several LED?s. Paul at Flyleds responded almost immediately to my email and helped me troubleshoot the issue. He sent me two new LED?s and a few spares. Customer service is top notch.
Thanks for posting, so many people have good experiences with Paul that it was a no brainer where I decided to spend my money.

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Jereme,
Are you installing landing lights in the wing tips? Are those short boards for landing light clearance? That reminds me of assembler days at an engineering firm I worked at in Calabasas CA. Watching the crew do surface mount work, tiny tiny.

Great work!
Yes I'm installing some Squadron Pro lights in the wingtips which is exactly what the short boards are for. FlyLEDs now makes one with the landing light option built in but I had already purchased the lights I have so no biggy.
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Thanks for posting, so many people have good experiences with Paul that it was a no brainer where I decided to spend my money.



Yes I'm installing some Squadron Pro lights in the wingtips which is exactly what the short boards are for. FlyLEDs now makes one with the landing light option built in but I had already purchased the lights I have so no biggy.
Thanks, Carne! I couldn't find the order tab for what you have. Will spend more time today on it.
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Well the weather has finally turned into a Wyoming springtime (30s) which means it's time to go full steam again in the garage! I'm looking forward to a productive work year, perhaps so good that I'll be flying at the end of it!

The firewall insulation has been on my mind lately so I decided to just tackle it and get it done. First I went through and drilled a hole mess of holes in the firewall for various things. I ordered in a piece 0.010" titanium from TMS Titanium, this was quite honestly cheaper than the titanium foil some people use and I simply don't like the look of the wrinkly stainless. I'm not done yet but I am glad I went this route, it seems very sturdy and when it gets riveted/bolted down I don't think there is going to be very much wrinkling.

First I cut the sheet on a foot shear. Cutting the sheet is for letting the fibrax below a path for off gassing in the event of an engine fire. Next simply trim them to fit on the firewall.

20190310_130421 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20190310_153150 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

No you start marking the holes on the titanium from the backside. I then took off the sheets and went to town with a drill and this little guy (worth every penny of the $24.95 I spent on it).

20181103_143607 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20190310_160209 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20190310_173907 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I still have a few holes to finish cutting out of the titanium and after that I will start working with the fibrax. That's all for today though.
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Been slamming away on the firewall fireproofing. Almost done with all the firewall stuff to do then I'll be moving on to the canopy! (not sure which one is appropriate for the last comment haha)

I took a little side detour and finished the control brackets. I changed the spacing from 3" to 2.75". Also, the little knob on the left is for the oil shutter I'm installing on the oil cooler (it get's ridiculously cold here in Wyoming).

20190318_143824 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20190318_153702 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

After riveting the forward fuselage structure together I finished transfering all the holes to the upper titanium piece.

20190319_134036 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Then I started working on the recess. It came out quite good.

20190319_145233 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

This one has the fiberfrax underneath already.

20190319_153401 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

At this point all I need to do is a little more deburring and to cut the fiberfrax to size and I'm ready to start riveting/bolting things to the firewall. This has taken a lot of time but I'm pretty happy with how it is turning out so far.
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Humming along! Where is the fiberfrax? Is it beneath the Ti? Not sure I am on the same page as you regarding the Ti!

Is the stainless firewall with fiberfrax insufficient? What is your line of thought here Jereme.

Looking great all the same.
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