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Hagle347
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:00 pm 
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Here’s a better shot of the whole panel area...taken today


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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:55 pm 
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That does help. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Thank you again. You guys sure do nice work. Especially that window trim Bill has. I could try making that for days and still have nothing to show for it.


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Hagle347
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:22 pm 
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My engine got delivered this am. By the afternoon I had the engine mount installed, the ignition leads routed and the exhaust system in place. Each day gets me closer now...

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James Grahn
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Hagle347
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:51 am 
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Last week I got the stab and vertical fin installed.

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Hagle347
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:53 am 
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Yesterday I got the engine bolted in place. Now I can measure for the final 6 fluid hoses that need to be made. I’ll also locate and drill the holes for the throttle and mixture Cables.

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James Grahn
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Rich Brazell
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Nice steady progress ! I like that !

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Jeff J
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This picture brings back a bad memory. I was hanging an IO-520 and trying to nudge the hoist sideways to get the engine in final position over the cradle and the hoist tipped, slamming the accessories into the firewall and the oil sump into the cradle. I got lucky. The only damage was to the sump and we had a spare sump on a shelf.

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Hagle347
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:10 am 
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This fiberglass stuff takes time. But here we are with the duct finished for the oil cooler. Additionally, I have the second pass with micro balloons done on the intake for the fuel injection servo.

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