Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Friday, November 21, 2008

2 hrs for Friday.
Friday, modified the 10 snap bushings.
Cut the vent tubing to rough length and straightened them out.
Then cut the wires to length and soldered the 15" wires to the BNC terminals. Cut the polypropylene spacers from the supplied tube. To do this, carefully drilled a hole 15/32" deep at the edge of a 2x4 scrap. Insert the tube, use a razor knife to cut flush. Enough tube is showing on the outside to remove from the .25 hole. Cut 12 times and done.

Can't do much more on the sender plates until sealing up the tanks. Proseal is looming closer!

Thursday 1.5 hrs, 18 rivets

Started by laying out fuel sender plate locations for the left tank. Drilled locations on ribs, and enlarged to .25. Countersunk the plates and riveted nutplates. Discovered that I got the outboard plate backwards, but not a problem, I'll just use that plate on the other tank. Gotta pay more attention.