Brakes, Baffles, and Wipe

Today Greg came over and he spent a lot of time working on baffles. I helped here and there in between different things. I think we can say that we have the lion’s share done on the metal pieces. All sections┬áseem to be fitting well now and most anchor points are reinforced and mounted toContinue reading “Brakes, Baffles, and Wipe”

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”

Builders Break

Its been a while since I have posted. Between battling a three week long cold that just won’t let go and trying to stay rested for work, I haven’t gotten a lot of time to work on the project. Mentally I needed a bit of a builders break too. I wasn’t able to turn aContinue reading “Builders Break”

Serial number mismatch

If you have been following the blog for any length of time, you know that my airplane is registered as serial number 3. It is number three because I figure I have built enough parts for three airplanes. Catch is number one and two are both unairworthy because the parts didn’t turn out acceptably. SoContinue reading “Serial number mismatch”

Bonus shop day

There is only one reason I will be down right giddy when crew scheduling calls. Well maybe there are a few, but yesterday scheduling called and gave me a two leg two day with a 16.5 hour Minneapolis overnight. Not only do I get bonus time home, but I will be able to come homeContinue reading “Bonus shop day”

More baffles

Well. It took some effort to get the fiberglass off of the engine. But the good news is they turned out better than I expected. Before they were cleaned up, they don’t look like much. But after they were trimmed, i tried to reinstall them. As a single piece, it was too tight to getContinue reading “More baffles”

Let’s catch up

So since the last post a lot of things have made some progress. I didn’t blog about them at the time, but here are some things that happened, including what got done today. I got the oil cooler duct fitting better and also drilled to the aft baffle to finish securing it in place. EricContinue reading “Let’s catch up”

Work Part Day 9; engine pulled

Dick is an expert welder and I need my engine mount repaired. If you go way back to the beginning of this blog, one of my earlier posts was that in order to hang the engine, I had to cut a tube out of the engine mount. When Dick and I fabricated the engine mount,Continue reading “Work Part Day 9; engine pulled”