December 15, 2019

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 …

Firewall Brackets

I’m trying to be mindful of which holes to rivet and which holes to leave open as I go through assembly of the fuselage. I’ve gotten to a point where the manual is getting more and more confusing to follow, while various builder blogs I refer to recommend a different …

Torque Tubes Part 4

Hopefully this is the last significant update on the torque tubes for a while. A made a few small adjustments to the floor ribs and that seems to have improved the friction issue. There’s still some resistance, but I think that’s unavoidable since there are 4 bushings. I recorded a …