HOMECOMMENTS/ARTICLES2016 HCAA CONTACTSPHOTO GALLERY

Oct 13, 2012 - Setting the horizontal stabilizer in place.  Used levels and string line to assure accurate alignment.

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Oct 13, 2012 - Cardboard template of stabilizer curvature.

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Oct 13, 2012 - Transferring template to rear top skin.  Blue line shows area to be trimmed out to fit around stabilizer.

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Oct 14, 2012 - Drilled and riveted ELT mounting bracket.  Included L-angle, and blocked against hatch Z-angle frame.  Added .032 in. doubler plate under bottom skin, beneath the ELT bracket.  

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Oct 14, 2012 - ELT installed in bracket, showing antenna connection.  After antenna is installed, ELT will be removed and stored until ready for inspection.

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Oct 15, 2012 - Made rough cutouts in the rear top skin to fit around horizontal stabilizer.

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Oct 15, 2012 - After several fit, trim, fit, trim operations.  Trimmed rough edges with car door edge trim.  Used heat gun to enable tight corner turn.

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Oct 18, 2012 - Installed ELT antenna, just in front of the middle bulkhead.

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Oct 18, 2012 - Installed COM antenna just behind the baggage compartment bulkhead.

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Oct 18, 2012 - Decided to add L-angle reinforcements for the COM antenna to reduce/eliminate top skin flexing.

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Oct 18, 2012 - Top view of COM antenna reinforcement.

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Oct 20, 2012 - Trimmed step fairings to fit, then attached with clecos.

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Oct 21, 2012 - Fabricated tabs from pieces of L-angle, and used 1/4 in. plastic cable clips to make hold downs for the ELT coax.

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Oct 21, 2012 - The ELT came with a 6 ft. coax cable.  Rather than try to make a new shorter cable, I just used the one supplied.

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Oct 24, 2012 - Coax stripper, BNC connector, and crimping tool.

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Oct 24, 2012 - BNC connector installed on one end of RG 400 coax cable.

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Oct 24, 2012 - Block of wood as place holder for ICOM radio.

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Oct 24, 2012 - Coax will run through center arm rest area.  Additional clips will be added once the seats and arm rest are riveted.

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Oct 24, 2012 - Using grommets and cable clamps to route the coax to the back.

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Oct 24, 2012 - Coax passes under baggage area, then up to antenna connection.

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Oct 25, 2012 - Running transponder coax.

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Oct 25, 2012 - Running through center arm rest.

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Oct 25, 2012 - Clips to route coax away from rudder cables.

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Oct 25, 2012 - Transponder antenna installed in bottom skin.

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Oct 28, 2012 - Routing elevator trim electrical cable from behind pilot seat toward the rear.

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Oct 28, 2012 - Made standoffs and used spiral wrap to protect the wiring.

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Oct 28, 2012 - Routing trim electric along back edge of horizontal stabilizer to point where elevator trim servo will be located.

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