More progress in Monroe:
The lap belt anchors bonded to the inside surfaces of the side rails.
The linear bearing for the elevator push-pull tube located in bulkhead 6, and ready for bonding.
The forward roll bellcrank lower support mold being waxed up for a set of pulls.
Same for the instrument pod molds.
In Arnold on 19 April 08, starting to weld up the spar butt locating fixture.
Doug cuts tubing for the wing internals locating fixtures.
I've added the lift pin locating fixtures.
Closeup of the forward pin locator. Note that it's removable, otherwise there's no way of getting the finished wing out of the mold. That feature also smooths the way for possible future variants that have the forward pin at some other location. Also note that the fit between the sleeve and the pin itself has a huge gap. That gap gets addressed later.
With the stump removed.
Saturday afternoon the family came up to visit us. They brought hula hoops. And a dog. Sunday we spent all day cutting and fitting tubing for the wing internals armature.
Up at Monroe, Brad cuts out the clearance notch for the aileron push-pull tube.
And installs the platform for the forward roll bellcrank, and the bellcrank itself. This is similar but not identical to what the actual kitted version will be like.
Here he's bonded in the linear bearing at the right gear well box. Kitted ships will have the builder bond the bearing into the side angle, not the gear well box.
A great-looking infused part for the right half of the instrument pod.
Infusing the left half.
Homebuilt aviation is not for folks who don't try things at home.
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