So after months of waiting for parts, things started happening very quickly. I've been on hold since December waiting for a cowl from Sam James that was supposed to arrive in November. The moderators will not let me go into any details about this. What I will attempt to say, is that the new owner of Sam James cowling (Mona) has been a pleasure to work with and is extremely accommodating and customer focussed. The old owners I'm not allowed to talk about. Skipping ahead.....
Last week the panel showed up from Aerotronics. With only very minor trimming of the lower panel brackets, a hole for the radio and GNX375, and minor trimming of the center vertical to clear the AP control head, the panel bolted in. Now the only thing left is to wire the rest of the plane. Minor detail.
Next is the box with the cowl in it. The quality of it looks really good. Not sure how much final work will be to fit it, but I'm looking forward to getting it on the plane. I also got their plenum and FAB for the full setup. The alignment tool is in the mail from Blake at Flyboy accessories. I ended up buying the tool, so if you need one in the bay area later this year, shoot me a PM. I was planning on getting with the local EAA chapter and letting them borrow it long term once I was finished with it.
And finally, we have a delivery from Whirlwind Aviation. Here is a brand new 300-72 prop. Saber delivered the 2.5" CS extension a few weeks ago and I think everything is finally here to get a majority of the FWF finished.
In my downtime I started training for my IFR ticket. My checkride is scheduled for May 1st, and after that I'll be diving back into this build hard.
Last edited by agent4573 : 04-14-2021 at 07:04 PM.