HOMECOMMENTS/ARTICLES2016 HCAA CONTACTSPHOTO GALLERY

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Aug 2, 2018 Obtained sample vinyl wrap from supplier.  Tested application
on protoype for the canopy arm covers.
 
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Oct 1, 2018 - Replacing truss head screws that could interfere with canopy side arm, with
countersunk flush screws.   Makes for a much cleaner operation.
 
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Oct 9, 2018 - Left side canopy arm cover pretty much complete.
 
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Oct 15, 2018 - Finished right side cover installation.
 
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June 4, 2019 - Reinstalled front canopy with rubber trim piece.
 
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June 4, 2019 - Arm cover needs trimming.
 
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June 4, 2019 - The arm cover and 'ear' in place.
 
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June 6, 2019 - Enlarging attachment holes in canopy,  Using step drill to cut the holes.
 
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June 6, 2019 - Removed rear canopy to finish.   Plans suggest enlarging to 5/16 inch, but I
decided on 1/4 inch due to proximity to edge.
 
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 June 8, 2019 - Enlarging screw holes in front canopy.
 
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June 8, 2019 - Even after enlarging, screw locations don't match. 
The added thickness caused by the shrink wrap is just enough to be a problem.
 
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June 11, 2019 - Removed turtle deck to gain access to inside of fuselage.
 
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June 11, 2019 - This is the original Ameri-King ELT that is no longer certified.
 
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June 11, 2019 - This is the new ACK E-04 ELT to be installed.
 
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June 12, 2019 - I fixed the front frame by removing the double thickness in the center. 
Also, found that works by setting nose first, then working back.
 
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June 14, 2019 - Using .063 L-angle to build support structure for the ELT mounting plate.  ELT mounting
plate will screw to the longitudinal supports.  This rough design will be refined for permanent installation.
 
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June 21, 2019 - Trimmed the ELT support components to final size, and established proper location and alignment.
 
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June 21, 2019 - The ELT support frame fabrication completed.  Now to disassemble
and rivet all in place.
 
 
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Jun 23, 2019 - The completed LET support structure riveted in place.  Super strong.
 
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June 23, 2019 - The new ACK E-04 ELT mounted, but not activated.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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