Sunday, Feb 27 6 hrs
Tested landing light circuits.
Preliminary install of right wing landing light. It's just too hard to work with in the cradle. Will wait till it's on the bench to do more.
Test nav/strobe circuits. All of these are working perfectly. I checked for any noise emanating from the strobes. There is a tiny amount, but it's hardly noticable, and I think it will be a non factor with a charging electrical system. There is no interference with the radios.
Started installing the comm antennas on the wings.
Saturday, Feb 26, 5 hrs
This is the second time trying this post. Thanks google. The first rev was more detailed but now I'm too irritated to try to reconstruct it.
Trial fit of heater and parking brake cables.
Trial fit of fresh air ducting.
Remove leads from panel leds and reinstall with protective shrink wrap.
Got an email yesterday from Aircraft Engravers. They sent a first pass of the panel labels. Just a couple of minor tweaks and we should be good to go.
(edit - Mar 12) Google saved a draft of the original post. Here it is:
Had things to do every night this week, including working late. Activity at AMD is reaching a frenzy. That's good as long as it keeps paying for the flying habit, even though it is interfering with flying time.
Finally got back into the garage to make forward progress. At this point, I'm finding every little thing I can to put off riveting the top skin.
Trial fit of heater and parking brake cables. This included making a new heater cable using a positive stop cable. Got as much done as I can without crawling into the cabin.
Trial fit of fresh air ducting. This involved moving around some of the wiring and adjusting the ducting to avoid the heater cable.
Removed leads from panel leds and reinstall with protective shrink wrap. These are ready to install once the panel labels are done.
Got an email yesterday from Aircraft Engravers with a first pass of the panel labelling. Just a few minor tweaks, and they should print the labels and ship 'em.