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Engine Compartment Finish Up

I got home Friday to see a nice collection of parcels containing all the things I needed to finish up the engine bay. It’s getting a tad warm out here – highs have been in the 119 area – so…

Pre-inspections Oopsies

One of the benefits of using a DAR is to catch mistakes before the inspection, rather than have the FAA inspector come, shake his head and leave. So although I feel stupid for the following, I’m glad it was caught…

Couple of engine tests

One of the things needed for the inspection is a fuel flow test and, looking through the inspection checklist I was given, a compression test. The compression test is supposed to be what they call a differential test where you…

Safetyties and Taxiing

This week I got in touch with a San Diego-based inspector and received some documents to fill in and look over. It will take a while to go through the inspection checklist to see what I might not have done…

Finished*

Yesterday’s blog entry isn’t really complete because it doesn’t mention that prior to riveting I found that the doors still don’t fit. But I thought they did, I hear you say. Yes this fit until you put the rod on…