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Old 05-14-2020, 09:24 PM
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I also redid the connectors for the ADSB module and transponder as the wires were not all the same length and were not laying nicely. That's about when I took this pic of the newly installed ELT antenna.

20200514_162635 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Lots more in the months to come, glad to be back to building!!!
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:19 PM
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Holy ****! You're done! What the heck, I think this is unfair for some reason LOL!
Good that you will be done so you can travel to Portland and help me wire up my plane as you are obviously just showing off all your skills!

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PS I did not type four * haha
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Old 05-17-2020, 01:06 AM
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Holy ****! You're done! What the heck, I think this is unfair for some reason LOL!
Good that you will be done so you can travel to Portland and help me wire up my plane as you are obviously just showing off all your skills!

Machine!

PS I did not type four * haha
Haha thanks man. Just trying to keep you motivated!
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Old 05-17-2020, 11:22 PM
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The work continues! Let me tell you what, this front tunnel cover was no fun! Okay... it was fun, just not the fun I wanted to be working on. As you can see I had to notch it pretty good to get it to slide over the fuel line. On the front left where the 90 degree bend is I was getting too much interference with the brake lines/ wire runs. So I decided the best course of action was to notch it a bit and put a cover plate on there. It turned out great. I was even able to use the piece I cut for the fuel line clearance so no painting needed to be done! Not visible but I also had to notch the upper right for the heater vent cable.

20200517_170320 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

After much debating and no real good options, this is where I decided to put the cabin heat control. (still needs labeled) Hooking this bad boy up to the vent was a real pain as I was only a one man crew when I really needed a second outside in front of the firewall pushing the bolts in. In the end I'm quite happy with it.

I put it way on the right of the panel for a couple of reasons:
A) I had no room on the left
B) I doubt I will use it too crazy often
C-Z) Let's be real, the wife will be the one in control of that one

20200517_171725 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I also figured out where the Alt. air control is going to reside. After searching the forums I really liked this idea that someone posted. It is still very accessible/visible to the pilot but also out of the way and taking up no panel space. I fabricated the bracket and put it on with two LP4-3 rivets, plenty strong for a rarely if ever used cable that requires very little force.

20200517_171717 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 05-18-2020, 08:30 AM
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Jereme, you might want to think about your location of that ELT alarm as it has a battery to be replaced and that looks like a hard spot to reach!
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Old 05-18-2020, 09:43 AM
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Jereme, you might want to think about your location of that ELT alarm as it has a battery to be replaced and that looks like a hard spot to reach!
Yep I thought that too and was planning a different location but Van's just came out with some slick access covers that go right above that in the forward top skin. Sweet access now!
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Old 05-18-2020, 12:00 PM
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Yep I thought that too and was planning a different location but Van's just came out with some slick access covers that go right above that in the forward top skin. Sweet access now!
Like wise for the Dynon B/U battery.
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Like wise for the Dynon B/U battery.
You bet ya Ralph.
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Old 05-19-2020, 12:24 AM
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Onward we go!

First up, manifold pressure sensor, decided to put it right there for easy access and close proximity to the number 3 cylinder.

20200518_112941 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Well looky there, I finally managed to get the firewall seams taped.

20200518_112950 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

The new brake lines from Aircraft Specialty arrived so on they went. These lines are very nice!

20200518_150353 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Also on the after work agenda was to create a homebrew brake fluid filling device. I'm happy with it, cost around 30 bucks is all. Now I just got to wait for Van's to send me some Royco 782.

20200518_160232 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Sure am getting close to hanging the engine!
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Well...we talked on the phone about this exorbitant pace you are on so no need to rehash how unfair it is that you work so fast...
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