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  #51  
Old 03-11-2014, 11:09 AM
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Default Rudder Cable Fairings

Followed Sam's excellent guide on making up a simple set of cable fairings.

First up, I marked out the part (wrongly of course)



Eventually I figured out that I didn't have any flange edge distance with my initial layout, so once that was corrected they came out just fine.

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Old 03-11-2014, 03:41 PM
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Default Elevators

With the elevators in alinement your elevator horns lined up ? The must have changed their welding fixture at Vans.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:10 PM
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With the elevators in alinement your elevator horns lined up ? The must have changed their welding fixture at Vans.
Seriously, I almost fell off my stool when they lined up so nicely.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:50 PM
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Default Rear fuselage skin

Getting everything lined up and ready to install the rear skin. Still need to do some wiring before closing it up. The Fairings-Etc tail fairing fits PERFECT!




and then? oh boy oh boy oh boy, the Aerosport 0-360 showed up at the shipping terminal!




Maybe in the next month or two I can get this thing hung.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:21 PM
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Default Great Progress

You are moving along nicely, can't wait to see it in person, are you working at home or in a hangar at PLU. I will have to make a trip up next time I am home and the weather is good, two very swiftly moving targets at times.

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Old 03-18-2014, 06:23 PM
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Hi Mike, I'm building at home (up in Auburn) You're welcome anytime you are free. Once it drys out we have a grass strip about 100 yards away, or I could pick you up from Auburn. Would love to get a ride in Gator as well!
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:25 PM
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Default My eyes decieived me.

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Proof that we can see what we want to see, I at first thought that was a case of Guinness in the lower left part of this photo.

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Old 03-30-2014, 11:00 PM
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Default Painting the interior

First up is a bit of masking to keep the paint in the places it should be, and not everywhere else!





All done. That's smoke gray from Stewart Systems.





Then it's on to the forward top skin fitting and instrument panel.





Lastly, here's my attempt at a right side lunchbox cooler!





That's it for now. This week my avionics arrive from Stein!
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:05 AM
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Default Mounting tail

Wow Andy you are moving along pretty fast, I think I better pick up the pace. You will be in the air soon.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:59 AM
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Your work is very nice, Andy. I am impressed.
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