8 Year Anniversary

Today marks the 8 year anniversary of purchasing the Long Ez project. When I originally bought the project with Marty, I figured we would have it flying in 2-3 years. I have heard other builders jokingly say, “take your cost estimate times three, and your time estimate times four, add 10% fudge factor, and youContinue reading “8 Year Anniversary”

Air, spark, and starter 

Greg and I are continuing working on engine stuff. There is a relatively long task list. But we actually checked quite a few things off today.  Greg spent a lot of time working on the air induction system. He got the alternate air door/filter mount fit to the firewall and drilled to match the mounting.Continue reading “Air, spark, and starter “

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”

EFIS has a new trick

It got to be a little too late last night by the time I could write a blog post that it was bed time. So here is what we did yesterday. I was able to get the rest of the fuel and oil hoses fire sleeved. Now everything that carries a flammable liquid is protected. Don’tContinue reading “EFIS has a new trick”

Inventory Management fail

Started today by working on the brake system. About as far as I got was mounting the reservoirs to the master cylinders. I figured out that I didn’t have the right tubing to make the transition from the master cylinder to the fuselage lines. I had nylaflow, and need nylaseal. It seems that I needContinue reading “Inventory Management fail”

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”

Lets Catch Up

The last two work sessions I didn’t get to writing a blog about, so lets catch up on what was done since the last post. Most of the work was electrical and Eric was here both days. Lets start with this past Sunday. First thing was making a heat sink for the dimmers for theContinue reading “Lets Catch Up”

Carpe Diem

Today was such a beautiful day here. One of those days you just have to take advantage of. Plus, May 2nd is a day I am reminded not to take my time for granted. So how better to ‘carpe diem’ than going for an airplane ride. My buddy Dru picked me up in his beautifullyContinue reading “Carpe Diem”

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”