Back to the ER tank grind

Man the number of operations for each bracket to mount the ER tanks in insane. The middle bracket is the most time consuming. On the left tank I thought it took four hours to fabricate. But today on the left I took nearly six hours (for one bracket). Sheesh. And I’m sure I was faster today… So all that is left is the upper bracket, fuel lines, and fuel vent.

To break up the ER tanks work, got the heat vents installed (with a silicon temperature barrier), parking brake valve, and a very slick rudder cable exit point (see picture below that shows the stock Van’s method on the left and N241VP on the right). Tomorrow, running wires and getting the tail to a point where the top can be riveted on. Getting so close to putting her on wheels!

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