Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, March 7, 2010

3 hrs, 62 rivets
Countersink pitot mast and finish drilling pitot.
Rivet nutplates to 7103B, 7103C, 721C, 721D.
Rivet angles and 721A canopy deck.
Start riveting 7109 plate and 7108C angle to 7108 rib.
Set two rivets from front 902 bulkhead to longeron.
Drill aft 746 engine bracket to 7105A subpanel.

That's the end of the fuselage narrative. All of the parts are processed, just have to finish riveting it all together after the critical path items are installed.

Looked at how the Stein vents will install. They could go into a special bracket much like the Van's vents do. But my knee needs that space! I'm thinking there is room to the left of the main EFIS display, higher on the panel. I will make a shorter bracket for where the vent is supposed to go, and put the headset jacks there. On the pax side, same thing, with an extra power jack.
The parking brake control will go just above the left 721A deck, in the corner of the panel. That makes it easy to reach from outside the plane, and puts it well in my visual range for a quick before landing check.