Author Archives: pclifton

Lower cowl hinge fit

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Cowl hinge layout

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Starting over with cowl hinges

What’s this, a blog post? No way! OK yeah, I’ve coaxed myself past the “walk through the hangar and think of what I should be doing” phase and into, well, actually doing something. I’ve been tinkering from time to time … Continue reading

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Cowl shaping

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Upper cowl drilling, plus some black comedy

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Upper cowl rework – making some molds

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Upper cowl hinge refinement

Previously, I mentioned wanting to work on the hinges for the upper cowl before moving on to drilling the side hinges. To recap, the reason for tapering the hinge eyes is to improve the fit where the cowling curves are … Continue reading

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Lower cowl hinge drilling

So while I’m still not 100% sure what I’m going to do for my cowl pin covers, I’ve decided that figuring that out doesn’t need to stop me from moving forward on getting the hinges in place. So a couple … Continue reading

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Lower cowl sanding and head-scratching

Hello, my name is Philip, and I suffer from analysis paralysis. That’s the main theme for this weekend. After getting the lower cowl shimmed to my liking, it was time to start fine-tuning the joint between the cowl halves. A … Continue reading

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Lower cowl shimming, again

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