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Old 08-18-2019, 07:31 PM
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Default Looking more like an airplane

Lots of things getting done since the plane was moved to the airport last March, including those dreaded spar bolts which are surprisingly easy to get in, but much harder to torque down (the bottom ones). Pulled the plane out today to test the nav antenna that is in the right wing. The Eastern Iowa Airport has VOR/DME 3 miles west of the airport and I was able to tune in and hear the morse code. Many more things to do but still hoping to fly in a couple months.

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Old 08-26-2019, 01:14 PM
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Default Panel Update

Finally getting around to cutting the panel. Going quite well with a jig saw and circle cutter


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Old 01-19-2020, 10:32 AM
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Default Get out of the workshop

Mission Windows successfully completed today.
The window frame had to get out so that the fuselage could leave my workshop in the basement. Now it goes to the painter.








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Old 02-05-2020, 02:53 PM
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Default At the airport (KTTN)

Finally the weather and my tow truck driver cooperated and was able to get the project over to the airport. I sometimes have trouble with google photos displaying images - forgive me if they don't show.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/M2yEEV8iiEnjbgzt7

[ed. Sorry Tom, I can't see your images. Looks like you've hosted on Google - check that they are in a 'shared' folder on your end. v/r,dr]



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Old 05-08-2020, 12:29 PM
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Default Almost there...

90% Done and 90% to go...

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Old 06-18-2020, 04:00 PM
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Default 9A progress

Fuel pump and powder coated cover.

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Old 06-18-2020, 04:09 PM
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Default Powder coated front wheel bracket

Having too much fun powder coating things. I took my baffles elsewhere since they wouldn't fit in my little oven. Now the wheels will go on. I could wait, but I'm excited to do it and I can work on the wheel pants etc while I figure out how I'm paying for my panel.
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Old 06-19-2020, 10:17 AM
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Default On her feet!

Gear installed today!! Woohoo!!!
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Old 06-19-2020, 07:06 PM
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Having too much fun powder coating things. I took my baffles elsewhere since they wouldn't fit in my little oven. Now the wheels will go on. I could wait, but I'm excited to do it and I can work on the wheel pants etc while I figure out how I'm paying for my panel.
I think DIY powder-coating is cool, but I will offer one comment regarding something that a lot of people don't know about.

Highly loaded parts like a nose gear fork (engine mount, landing gear leg mounts, etc.) sometimes crack. Looking for cracks on these types of assemblies is one of the things done during a condition inspection.

Painting or powder coating these types of part with a dark color (black being the worst), makes cracks nearly invisible.
That is why all parts supplied pre-powder-coated in the kits have always been very light grey or white.
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Old 06-19-2020, 08:28 PM
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I think DIY powder-coating is cool, but I will offer one comment regarding something that a lot of people don't know about.

Highly loaded parts like a nose gear fork (engine mount, landing gear leg mounts, etc.) sometimes crack. Looking for cracks on these types of assemblies is one of the things done during a condition inspection.

Painting or powder coating these types of part with a dark color (black being the worst), makes cracks nearly invisible.
That is why all parts supplied pre-powder-coated in the kits have always been very light grey or white.
Well guess I made a rookie decision on the black powder! If i knew that a few days ago I would have picked a different color. Thanks for the info!
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