Apr 19 2010

Cylinders 2 and 4 installed

Today was a long day of work on the plane.   It is hard to believe I have been working on the plane for a year and have put in 940 hrs on the project.    The number of hours is not surprising given the plane was completely stripped of everything except the basic structure and an extreme amount of customization and design work done.   I am determined to put out maximum effort for the next few months to get the project completed.  Besides, I really want to fly the bird!

Tony stopped by to learn the finer details of installing engine cylinders. 

Job well done!  Doesnt he look happy.

Cylinders 2/4 are installed.  I really like how the red crackle powder coating came out on the valve covers.

I needed to make a new bracket and bushings for the electronic ignition coils.

Simulated fuel injection lines were routed to determine the exact length needed.  They will manufactured by Airflow Performance after I get the fuel servo back from Calif to check on the fuel outlet position before I commit to the finial lengths.  I don’t want to be surprised when I put on the sump. 

This is the stbd side

The port side. 

Apr 19 2010

SNF part 2

The second day at SNF was much like the same.   Talk to friends and checking out vendors.  It was a beautiful mild summer day with a nice breeze which was very pleasant.

I spent the afternoon talking to Chrissi (of the Cozy Girls).  She is such an interesting person and as always conversations with her sparks new thoughts and ideas for me to persue


 The promanade was not very crowded.  I think the new parking charges ($5/car), the economy and the high ticket prices seemed affect this year’s attendance.  The number of planes seemed less and I heard some of the venders elected not to show up this year.  I still enjoy the event as it is close to Charleston and I really enjoy my visit with Ed and Sue Richards.

It was nice to return home after a quick 2.2 hr flight from Tampa with all the azaleas in bloom!