Tag Archives : Baggage Door

Baggage area, check


I finished up the baggage area today. This included riveting the diagonal cover I had to drill out the rivets yesterday due to other rivets I had forgotten to pound… I fabricated a new steel baggage door lever, since the one that was included was 90 degrees off from what I needed. But on the plus side it provided me…

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Working back to front


Whew, today feels like there was great progress. I was able to get the two charge ports installed with a bracket for the batteries. That will save me from removing the bulkheads should the batteries need to be topped off. Then it was on to finishing the baggage area panel covers and the baggage door. Let me just say the…

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How about some time sanding, sounds fun!


I bit the bullet and sanded the windshield surround fiberglass. That was a three hour project, but it looks pretty good and will certainly keep the windshield from departing the aircraft. Whew, happy to have that checked off. Then it was time for more sanding, this time sanding on the co-pilot door sill I epoxied yesterday. It turned out well,…

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Fun with brakes


I finished up the co-pilot door strut. Then made some adjustments to the door lock blocks, sprayed some silicon and bam the doors open, close, and lock perfectly. Then it was on to floxing in the carbon fiber door sill. Once that was clamped down I added a night edge and filler to the rest of the door opening and…

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I love when things fall into place


Whew, this was a big day. A number of smaller items checked off and a couple big ones too. First up was installing the new servo motor in the rear vent. Back when I wired it up, no workie. So AeroSport sent a new servo and that did the trick. Took some time to get the mechanical and electronic settings…

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From front to back the whole plane was touched today


The ignition cables are now better organized with spacers between to ensure no cross firing. Got the screws installed in the tail fairing, which turned into more work than I expected. Well there were two nutplates involved… Before the window installed I needed to get the sunvisors mounted. With the doors on I could find the best location and then…

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Finally I have an engine!


Exciting part first, around 4:30 my engine arrived. And hour later the packaging foam was cut away and she was lifted up. Super exciting! Tomorrow hopefully she will be hanging off the front of my plane. This was another day of lost time… Annual physical/BasicMed exam, cancel oil cooler order, pay for new oil cooler, call FAA about registration (they…

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Oil Cooler and Baggage Door Installed


This week has been constantly interrupted by non-plane building crap. Bunch of real work and two drives to Denver – don’t ask. So progress has been slowed down. Ugh. One of the slowdowns was getting an oil cooler. I ordered one back in October and ship date after ship date slipped by. Airflow System has a supplier who has had…

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Tunnel done? I know you have heard this before


So I think the tunnel is done. Well actually I want to give it one last cleaning… So today was again shorter than normal due to a two hours IPC (Instrument Proficiency Check) in a RV-7A. Went well and technically I’m free to fly IFR. In reality I have lot of work to do learning glass panel flying. Today began…

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Instruments Mounted


Took some time but I got all the nut plates for the instruments installed and the instruments mounted. Also got the defrost fans installed, wired up, and tested. Then it was on to the baggage and rear seat pans. All the parts are now dimpled and deburred. Still nervous about a missed wire so I’ll hold off on riveting them…

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Dipping my toes into panel installation


The Aerosport panel sections near the firewall tilt up and results in the inability to drill a hold in them to secure to the tunnel cover. So today started with making a couple brackets to secure that two parts. That done I dropped off the carbon fiber pieces to Gene Kear (719-338-0173) a local legend who is going to give…

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Let’s get this panel supported


The day began with bolting on the electrical firewall hardware and then the panel fun. First supports for the Aerosport frame, then cable trays for the wiring, and lastly supports for the radio stack. Boiled down to that it doesn’t seem like a lot but the hours add up fast. Yes, the baggage door made progress too. The hinge took…

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