Vertical Stabilizer
Horizontal Stabilizer
AirVenture 2006
Horizontal Stab. Cont.
Elevators Part 2

Main Spar
Main Ribs
Rear Spar/Top Skins
Leading Edges
Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tanks continued

25-26:Getting Started
28:Forward Ribs/Skins
29:Fuse Side Skins
30-31:Steps, Fwd Fuse
32-33:Tailcone, Baggage
34-35:Baggage Door, Etc.
36-37:Brake & Fuel Lines

Finishing Kit
38-39:Brake/Rudder Pedals
40-41:Flaps/Fwd Fuse
42:Cabin Top
Instrument Panel
43:Cabin Cover
Overhead Console
45:Doors (cont)
Door Latch
More Door Work
Landing Gear
Misc. Stuff
Panel Work
Wingtip Lights
Cowl Work
Wing Work
Empennage Tips
Empennage Attach
Wing Attach
Final Prep Work
More Final Prep
Gear Fairings
Inspection and First Flight

Firewall Forward
Engine Installation


Previous: More Final Stuff


6/1-7/15/14 - Gear Fairings

Apparently a year has gone by with me not updating the website. I don't know how this happened, but I have a lot of updating to do, so let's get started.

Before we get back to fairings, let me make a quick mention of the parking brake. It leaked. A lot. Also, they stopped making this version so I couldn't just go buy a replacement. Instead, I figured out that Matco sells parts to rebuild it. So that's what I did and now it doesn't leak.

I still sort of wish I hadn't installed this thing. If it leaks again I may just replace it with two elbow connectors.


Back to the gear fairings. Here are a bunch of pictures of the process. I will comment here and there.


As you may recall from previous posts, this is how I raise the airplane.



I bought these years ago whenever there was a group buy on the Matronics list. They are machined aluminum spacers that look a lot better than the stock solution. Anyway, nowadays there are lots of options for replacing the spacer, but I like these.



That's all I got done before heading to Oshkosh '14.



8/1-9/18/14 - More Gear Fairings

I took a lot of pictures of nosewheel fairings at AirVenture this year. So I had a much better idea of how I wanted mine to turn out.


Here is a solution to a problem I've been having in the cockpit. The stick has interference problems with the instrument panel. So after talking with some folks at AirVenture this year, I decided to install a rudder stop.



Basically it limits the rudder travel just enough to keep the stick from hitting the panel.



So there you have it. Gear all dressed up in pants.

Next: inspection and first flight