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”

Working in the hell hole

Is not particularly fun. I do have access to this area from the bottom of the airplane due to my removable induction inlet. Even so, it is working overhead. So sanding the bottom of the spar, for instance, the dust falls on your safety glasses. Your also fighting gravity. But I was able to getContinue reading “Working in the hell hole”

Work Party Day 11; Unable to Focus

If you haven’t already figured it out, I am not a morning person. But I had to be today. Dick needed to head out to make a meeting in Wichita, KS. But with impending awful weather… Low ceilings, gusty winds, and heavy snow… He needed to make it out before the weather got in. SoContinue reading “Work Party Day 11; Unable to Focus”

Work Party Day 3; more avionics mounting, bye weasel

Happy new year everyone. I hope that the new year brings you every blessing. 2014 was good for me, but I feel like 2015 is going to be a great one. Weasel had half the day to spend in the shop with me before he had to go home. We got a bit more progressContinue reading “Work Party Day 3; more avionics mounting, bye weasel”

Work Party Day 2; Weasels Radio Rack

I was too tired to post last night and we have too much for me to pound out a thorough blog post on what Weasel and I got done yesterday. Basically we checked for interference between the wiring harness and the canard torque tubes. There was some, not bad though. So we planned how toContinue reading “Work Party Day 2; Weasels Radio Rack”

String Theory

Today I got the rest of the GTN650 mounting bracket done and clecoed into place on the panel. After that, I turned to fabricating a shelf for the remote LRUs of the G3X system. LRU is line replaceable unit, which basically means it is an electronics box that can be mounted separately from the screensContinue reading “String Theory”

Homecoming gifts

Today was the last day of reserve, and I actually got some flying this time around. I flew back from Mexico City this morning, and it was the clearest I have ever seen it over Mexico. We got to see a lot of the desolate Mexico country side including a expansive tour of the “BarrancaContinue reading “Homecoming gifts”