November 15, 2019

Rear Floor Skins

After attaching the pushrod to my recently-completed rear torque tube assembly, I continued on with next steps on the fuselage. It looked like it was safe to install some of the rear floor skins, so I pulled those off the parts shelf. I’ve already riveted in the vertical close-out skins, …

Amphenol Duramate Connectors

During last week’s shopping bonanza, I bought electrical connectors to use for the wing wiring. I decided to go with a product made by Amphenol called Duramate – they are a series of circular connectors available in several sizes and pin configurations that are environmentally sealed, IP67-rated, vibration-resistant, and reasonably …

Finishing Kit Arrived

My finishing kit has arrived! It contains a lot of fiberglass pieces that I don’t really need right now, but it does also include all the pushrods for the elevator and aileron controls that I need now while I’m building the fuselage. After this one, I have three more kits …

Whelen Lights Ordered

I’ve been looking into lighting for a long time, and I have been looking at multiple vendors as evidenced on my links page. I’ve been holding out on buying something since there have been a lot of new products that came to the market over the last few years. But …