Mar 18 2010

In the shop again

After the trip to CA, I was really messed up for a last few days.  I was extremely tired (time zone/daylight saving changes) when I got back,  the back was bothering  and the after affects of the dental work all hit me at the same time.  Ouch!   The trip to LA was just exhausting in many ways and I was sure glad to be sleeping in my own bed again.   I guess a bunch of factors all hitting at the same time just caused me want to relax since my head just wasn’t into the game.   I needed to do a lot of thinking and reflecting.     Thank goodness for good friends to bounce ideas off of.  Felt like doing absolutely nothing on the plane….

Today, I finally started feeling perky again, physically and mentally and decided to get back to work.  I want to get this bird out of the shop, so Pat can enjoy it.   He will really love the great flying characterists of canards.  What a great community too.

Before the CA trip the inlet ducts were glassed.  You can see the AL ring installed in the duct work of the STBD side to clamp the flex hose on after assembly.

The port side after glassing.  There is much more room to work with on the port side than the stbd side.   It is made a bit more bulky to allow the oil dip stick will penetrate this inlet duct.

After removing all the foam and glass and cutting them free I found I could get them on/off the engine with forward baffles installed!  Great now I can rivet the inlets to the Al air boxes instead of screwing them on as originally planned (it will look and perform much better).    Some more glass work is necessary for fine tuning and I’ll be done with them.

1 Comment

  • By Jose, March 18, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

    Hey Nick, just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your Blog and look forward to every entry. Its humbling seeing how much work you can accomplish versus my little “upgrades” on my Ez, but it is still motivating me to finish up. Can’t wait to see more details of Pat’s plane.

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