Tonight, I started by fine tuning the PlaneAround angled door pins. Since the door pins have a slash cut angle at the end of them
Today, I started locating the door strut brackets on the cabin top and the door. I have the PlaneAround strut brackets, which are machined with
Just like the other day’s work on the left door, today I match drilled the right door pins, sized up the door blocks, got the
Using the McMaster door seals required me to sand back the edges of the door opening in the cabin top to an even 1/4″ from
Since it’s freaking cold in Minnesota (who knew??), epoxy takes a long time to cure. While it is, I decided to mount the tires onto
This afternoon, we got the engine mount match drilled to the weldment brackets behind the firewall. This is a two person job, so I employed
With the help of my lovely assistant, I was able to get the oil cooler mount riveted to the firewall, and the engine mount bolted
Big day today! After priming the cabin top and airing out the garage, I began work on installing the landing gear. To begin, I had
I’m finishing off the landing gear today with the nose gear. This assembly was a lot more straight forward. Also, the only aftermarket part I
The propeller showed up today! It’s an 80″ Hartzell blended airfoil two bladed prop. It’s surprising how heavy it is. I pulled it out of
Since I’m in the fiberglass mindset, I’m choosing to start working on the landing gear fairings. The first step is to make sure the wheel
After splitting the pant halves that were epoxied up last night, I built a jig to help me align the wheel pants to the plane.
After the literal blood sweat and tears (and curse words) in the initial setup of the jig, and with 9 operational fingers, I continued on
The epoxy pads I had injected into the wheel pants last night were cured, so I popped off the front half of the pants and
I started tonight by installing nutplates on the wheel pant brackets. After that, I started working on smoothing the joint between the left pant halves.