Fuel calibration conducted today
Weight and balance conducted today
Replaced passenger front window today after a fuel spill on the original.
Installed the 3 doors
Installed the elevator trim motor today and tested. Installed tail feather end caps.
Completed the fuel plumbing into the header tank from wings.
Wiring up the landing and strobes today.
Installed the wings, tailplane and control surfaces today
Starting to receive aircraft parts back from the painter. Super impressed with the finish.
The painting has started
Getting ready to send the aircraft to the paint shop
Installing flap fences while being supervised by Jett
Today working on the Jury Struts and inspection cover plates
Continuing with rigging today along with the install of elevator trim servo.
Continuing with wing rigging and flap setup.
Mounted the 2 wings on the aircraft today. Took all day to make sure and the angles and numbers were perfect.
Picked up the 2nd Wing
Picked up the 2nd wing today from Dad
Elevator Trim Servo Wired
Decided to remove the manual elevator trim system and replace with electric ray allen servo controlled by the MGL SP10. Works well.
Port Wing Tip Fitted
Port wing wing tip on, nearly complete
I fit, lets go
Just checking for size
Cabin Roof Windows
Cabin Top windows fitted
AOA Static Lines
AOA static lines in
Port Wing Bottom Skin Fitting
Port wing bottom skins going on
Port Wing Top Skins
Top skins going on 2nd wing
Wiring Tidy - Rear Window In
Completed the majority of the outstanding wiring today in the avionics bay and up to the baggage area ceiling. Installed rear baggage window. Cut out remaining internal cockpit floor covers.
Port Wing lower skin fitting
Starting to install the bottom skins on the 2nd wing today.
Tail Feathers Fairings
Today we worked on the fairings around the vertical and horizontal stabilizers
Fuel Tank In - Port Wing
Fuel tank in.
Port Wing Primed
Port wing primed
Today we started the port wing
Tail Feathers on and seats arrived
Over the last 4 days Dad and I install the tailplane, elevator, vertical fin and rudder. We also received the seats back from upholstery .
Wrapping the nose skin & Internal Wiring
Evenly pulling the nose skin around
Fuel line securely double clamped to fuel outlet.
Fuel and vent tubes plumbed.
Positioning Wingtip Strobes
Wing Skinning Started
Skinning Top and Bottom wing surfaces
Fuel Tank pressure tested and mounted.
Starting Wing Assembly
Work has started on framing up the starboard wing.
Inboard Wing & Fuel Fence
Fuel Fence & fuel cap cover in place
Starting the wings - Right first
With the help of David Campbell, Dad has started the right wing. Looking good after just 2 days.
Elevator is done, now the tailplane
Fuselage is out of Dads shed, now we start work on the elevator.
Relocation of Fuselage
Today we loaded the fuselage on a trailer and relocated it down to my hangar at Sandfly to continue the build.
Front Windscreens In
We fitted the front windscreens today. Went in easier then expected.
Painted the remaining interior so fit out can continue. Interior colour is the same as outside “Nardo Grey”
Wheels are on
Wheels are on and ready to roll!!!!
First engine run, super smooth and quiet.
Our 4 bladed #airmaster propellor has arrived. Today we installed the hub and the slip ring bracket and sensor.
Installed the radiator, oil cooler next
Installed the majority of the wiring today.
Plumbed the brake lines today into the parking brake
Completed the panel face fitout. Now for all the behind the scenes wiring
Extended the wires and fitted the joystick handle.
Pilots Door Mounted
Pilots door perspex on with handle
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