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Old 07-06-2020, 08:12 AM
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Firewall forward continues.

Got the PCU5000 on Friday from the VAF group buy, thanks VAF members who ordered!

That was fast. Did they send you a message letting you know it had shipped? I haven't heard anything yet.
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:44 AM
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That was fast. Did they send you a message letting you know it had shipped? I haven't heard anything yet.
All I got was an email from FedEx. I got into the group buy pretty early so I may have been one of the firsts? Who knows. I would imagine it shouldn't be too much longer for ya.
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:56 AM
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All I got was an email from FedEx. I got into the group buy pretty early so I may have been one of the firsts? Who knows. I would imagine it shouldn't be too much longer for ya.
I signed up with a week or two remaining, so if they're doing first come, first served, it might be a while for me. No problem, I haven't even started the fuselage yet.

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Old 07-07-2020, 07:11 AM
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Windscreen is glued on, now we wait.

Mask it like crazy.

20200705_162419 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20200705_162430 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Here she is all glued up.

20200706_112128 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Some people get really carried away with clamping contraptions here. All I needed was two straps and a couple of wedges. This is the only spot that needs clamps on both sides.

20200706_112144 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I made sure to use a couple of shims to make sure the sliding canopy edge doesn't smack this one.

20200706_112213 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Dang, this thing is starting to look like an airplane!

20200706_112355 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 07-10-2020, 09:08 AM
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Canopy work continues.

After using mass quantities of tape it was time to lay up some fiberglass.

20200708_225233 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I went with 5 layers of 9 oz crowsfoot. I will pop it off when cured and Sika it to the fuse when it's finished and ready for bonding.

20200709_113444 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I was also working on my last baffles task and couldn't resist taking this pic.

20200709_151002 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Speaking of baffles, look how sweet this seal is!!!

20200709_124816 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I also did a couple of firewall forward things like install the oil fill tube. I used the Real Gasket from Spruce. Highly recommend over the paper one. Some people say the gasket pushes out when you tighten it but I have no idea how someone manages that, it would take some torque to do!

20200707_174626 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Also got my first go at a crush washer when installing this oil temp sensor. By the way, crush washers... what a stupid concept, I will not at all be surprised if this leaks. Anyways, I tightened finger tight and then added the 135 degrees of rotation the manual calls for. Also, kind of bummed the Dynon sensor doesn't come drilled for safety wire. I saw a Dynon employee recommend to use a hose clamp and safety it so that is what I did.

20200707_174606 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I gave Clint at Vetterman a call and he said if my exhaust hasn't already gone out it should be coming up pretty dang soon. I ordered it at the end of May and can't wait to get her installed. Then I can finish up wiring things and installing the cabin heat system.

Fuel and oil lines just shipped, except for one of them. I'm waiting on Tom S. to tell me when I can purchase one of their sweet transducer brackets! Then I can purchase the last line.

It sure is coming together! Move to the airport not far away now. I'm trying to get pretty much everything except wings on before then. I have to start summer school on July 27th which I'm not super excited about project wise. On the bright side it should give me enough extra cash to purchase the EFIS!
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Old 07-10-2020, 12:03 PM
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Looking like real airplane. Can?t wait to be this far along!! Thanks for the motivation!!
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