Author Archives: pclifton

Engine is hung!

Posted in Firewall Forward | Hours Logged: 4.5

Main gear install, part 3

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Main gear install, part 2

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Main gear install, part 1

It’s another one of those nights…I came into this one expecting to spend maybe a couple hours total in the shop and finish the evening with an airplane sitting on actual gear legs. It didn’t quite go like that, but … Continue reading

Posted in Fuselage | Hours Logged: 1.5

Tailwheel setup

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Finishing tail spring refinishing

More good progress this weekend. Over the course of yesterday and today, I finished redoing the tail spring and other related parts. Saturday morning was primer, Saturday afternoon was flat black, and this morning was matte clear coat. Everything turned … Continue reading

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Tail spring refinishing

More punch-list type stuff today. This isn’t strictly necessary for the gear installation, but it’s been bothering me for a couple weeks now. A while back, after having continuing issues with the tail spring rusting, I gave it a good … Continue reading

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Random prep things

So nothing really worth sharing photos of today, but I got to working on some of the punch-list items prior to installing the gear. First up was actually pulling out the gear mount hardware – I knew that some of … Continue reading

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Panel labeling done

What I basically settled on for a system (and I use that term loosely) was: Yellow: lighting Red: things that shouldn’t normally be on – in addition to the alt feed above, the start arm switch also gets one of … Continue reading

Posted in Fuselage, Panel | Hours Logged: 5

Working on panel labels

 

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