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Old 10-07-2013, 05:29 PM
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Thanks Bruce,
We're going to try to put the rest of the flight controls on tomorrow and Wednesday put the rest together and get it weighed. Then off on a couple more trips. Be back October 14 to try to wrap it up and get my inspection.
Jack
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:29 PM
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Working on the baggage compartment. Lots of modifications here. I'm setting up removable floors so lots of nut plates.

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Old 11-26-2013, 08:57 PM
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We reached another milestone today; hung our brand new YIO-360-M1B! First time with no experienced helpers and it took about an hour. Noticing the lower nuts would be the most difficult to get on, we put those bolts in first. Took maybe 10 minutes. The top two took a little more finagling and moving of the engine. I spent too much time trying to move the engine to align with the rubber biscuit only to realize rubber is a lot easier to maneuver than steel. I used the webbing from a tie-down strap and wrapped it around the forward biscuit. This gave me just enough leverage to move the biscuit hole to match the engine bolt hole. Installed the bolt with aft biscuit/spacer and that was it! We ended up needing 2 washers on the bottom bolts and 3 on top. Installing the cotter pins on the lower nuts was a pain.

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Old 11-27-2013, 11:44 AM
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nice work Trevor. Can you post more pics of your plane?

Jamie
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:41 PM
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Speaking on cotter pinning the engine mount bolts. After I had completed cottering my engine, a couple of A&P's wandered by and noticed the cotter pins. They thought I was crazy for not simply using all metal lock nuts. Any thoughts on this subject?
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:14 PM
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I have a friend that used all metal locknuts on his RV7. I think he is over 500hrs now. No issues.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:51 PM
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I have a friend that used all metal locknuts on his RV7. I think he is over 500hrs now. No issues.
Joe Blank from Van's mentioned to me that he used all metal locknuts on his RV-6 (and several other airplanes) and has never had an issue. I may order some and switch the castle nuts out.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:52 PM
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nice work Trevor. Can you post more pics of your plane?

Jamie
Jamie, we have lots of pictures in our construction log www.N781TD.com
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:54 PM
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Nice progress Trevor!

How's the panel coming along?
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:33 AM
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Hey John! The panel design is pretty much complete. I'm waiting on powder coating it until we decide where the oil cooler and alternate air push-pull controls are going to be. Once that is determined, I'll get the panel powder coated, laser engraved for text and installed. The airplane is completely wired and ready to go. We will have the following:
2 - AFS 5600 EFIS displays
TruTrak Digiflight II VSVG Autopilot
GTN-750 GPS/NAV/COM
GMA-35 Remote audio panel
GX-33 Remote transponder
GNC-255A backup NAV/COM
and a VP-X to run it all

Still undecided on an ADS-B solution. Things are evolving so fast in this area that I want to wait until we are about ready to fly before committing to one particular piece of hardware. We will probably use either the GDL-88 and display it on the GTN-750 or get the Dynon ADS-B box and display on the EFIS screens.
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