Back to Baffles, SerNo.3

I promise I haven’t given up on the project. It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post. There is always a lot of work leading up to Oshkosh and the AirVenture Cup. But as always it was a highlight of the year. In fact, the weekend of the AirVenture Cup was my bestContinue reading “Back to Baffles, SerNo.3”

Antenna terminations, chasing the hum, and baffles

It seems that finding time to work in the shop is difficult this time of year. But today, Eric and I were able to spend the majority of the day working on things. Eric got all but one of the antenna BNC connectors crimped on. We need to order one more BNC connector and weContinue reading “Antenna terminations, chasing the hum, and baffles”

Baffle Redoux

There is no way around redoing baffle pieces. So I continued the work Greg and I started yesterday. Though a friend of mine, Jeff, and I FaceTimed today and came up with a method that should make this somewhat easier.  I’m going to make the baffles in more pieces. Then once we have something thatContinue reading “Baffle Redoux”

Happy Gilmore 

Remember the scenes in Happy Gilmore where he is at the putt-putt golf course and the windmill keeps blocking his putt, like multiple times in a row? Or the scene where he says to Bob Barker, “Price is wrong *****!”    Aft baffles, and subsequently part of the sides won’t work. Seems as though IContinue reading “Happy Gilmore “

and more Baffling

Good news is that I think I have all the rigid part of the baffling done and mostly secured. There is one hole to drill in each inter cylinder baffle for a piece of safety wire to go through, and a tie rod to put between the fore and aft cylinder barrel wraps on theContinue reading “and more Baffling”

Short update 

I took a red eye home this morning so I needed a long nap but Greg and I spent a few hours this afternoon riveting more baffle pieces together and adding nutplates to baffles. Amazing how much time those things are sucking up.  I also got the canard nutplates bonded in.    And we gotContinue reading “Short update “

More of the same

This is a short post for a full day of work. Greg and I continued work securing baffle pieces, adding doublers and nut plates, and riveting things together. There is still more of this to come to finish out the accessory case baffles and inter cylinder baffles. We also got the first layup in theContinue reading “More of the same”

Holy Cow-l

Greg and I spent the majority of the day in the Garaggio. Greg mostly worked on baffles, and I worked on wiring and the cowl fit. For the baffles, Greg had to do a little bit more trimming, then it was locating and drilling holes to secure pieces together and to the engine. In someContinue reading “Holy Cow-l”

Comb the Desert

It seems as though I am in an every other work day blog post cadence right now. I just didn’t have anything left by the time I got done last night (this morning) to write a blog post, so I will combine yesterday and today. The major task for the last 2 or 3 workContinue reading “Comb the Desert”

More of the same

Not really a lot new for today’s workshop session. I worked on more of the same. In between tasks I tried to put some tools away and clean up a bit.  Here is the other side of the intercylinder baffles. The aluminum pieces are done for both sides. Next will be drilling holes to fastenContinue reading “More of the same”