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May 16, 2015 - Went to Jabiru USA in Shelbyville, TN to attend a two day Jabiru Engine Maintenance and Overhaul course.  Extremely beneficial course.
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May 16, 2015 - Class size limited to 15.  Empty chair is mine,  Next to me was friend and EAA Tech Advisor, Gary Reynolds.
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May 16, 2015 - The last portion of the second day was spent assembling an engine from the crankshaft out.  We used a four cylinder.  Mine is a six.
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May 16, 2015 - Gary Reynolds observing the process.
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May 23, 2015 - Removed canopy to gain access to side frame arms and other pieces for painting.
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May 24, 2015 - Removed canopy side frame arms and adjacent pieces.
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May 25, 2015 - Painted canopy side frames flat black.
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May 27, 2015 - Painted base plates for the canopy side rail pneumatic opener mounts.
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May 27, 2015 - Covering canopy front hoop with 1 inch heat shrink tubing.  Two pieces required, overlapping in center.

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May 27, 2015 - Completed heated shrinked hoop.  The heat shrink provides a durable, soft buffer between the aluminum hoop and the plastic canopy.
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May 28, 2015 - Installed the newly painted canopy side rail arms.  Approximately 66 degrees when fully open.
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May 28, 2015 - Canopy frame partially opened.
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Jun 14, 2015 - Fabricating cool air blast tube for right side ignition coil.  Use 1/2 inch cold water PVC pipe.  Needs to be cleaned and epoxied.
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Jun 17, 2015 - Loctite 5 minute epoxy and cotton flock.
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Jun 17, 2015 - Epoxy mix used to secure blast tube into ram air duct.
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Jun 17, 2015 - Left side blast tube after epoxy.
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Jun 17, 2015 - Right side blast tube and air duct.
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Jun 18, 2015 - Fabricating front dam for left side ram air duct.  These dams are to direct the air up and over the cylinders.
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Jun 18, 2015 - Fabricating front dam for right side ram air duct.
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Jun 18, 2015 - Front dams epoxied in place.
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Jun 19, 2015 - Affixed rubber baffle material around front openings to form a seal with the engine cowl.  Used 5 minute epoxy.
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Jun 19, 2015 - Installed spark plug wires.
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Jun 19, 2015 - Plug wires existing back of air duct through rubber grommet.
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Jun 19, 2015 - Pic of the ram air ducts permanent installation, showing the front cowl seals.
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Jun 24, 2015 - Preparing to start wiring the avionics and panel electrics.
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Jun 25, 2015 - Installed three fuse holders in the panel.  These will provide the "in-line" fuses recommended by the Dynon installation manual.
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Jun 26, 2015 - Wiring between switches and circuit breakers.
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Jun 26, 2015 - Installed Dynon unit, and attached EFIS & EMS wiring harnesses.  The open connector is for the CHT/EGT harness.
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Jun 27, 2015 - Installed ground buss on the avionics mounting bracket.
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Jul 5, 2015 - Various grounding connections for the avionics.
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July 5, 2015 - All avionics interconnections made, headset wiring to radio harness, and all other wiring that can be done on the bench has been made.  Everything requires installation in the plane.
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Jul 5, 2015 - Hooked up battery and tested turn-on capability,
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ul 5, 2015 - The Dynon D-180 EFIS/EMS unit in raw state with no sensors attached.
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Jul 5, 2015 - Garmin Aera 500 GPS, ICOM A210 radio, and Garmin GTX 327 transponder.

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