Short hustle day

Started with crimping the BNC connectors for the ELT antenna and the COM2 antenna before moving back wheels. Oops, started the fuel tank pressure testing on the right side. Made Lee’s suggested plates on the wheel pants bracket and got them glued on. Tomorrow I will add some rivets and then do the final assembly of the mains. Then it was time for the nose gear. A major bullet was dodged in that Van’s redesigned the gear leg to allow for easier assembly of the “pucks” and spring. Whew. It took a bit of effort to figure out the tension on the axle nut which involved taking the wheel off and then back on. Let’s see, got the hoses connected to the brake pedals. And started mounting the firewall bus passthrough and starter contactor. Holes drilled and now fabricating the doublers for them.

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