The inspector advised to install an flap indicator. With the standard setup it was not possible to make appropriate markings. An aluminim strip above the installation makes it possible to mark the flap positions. The Rebel standard positions are in increments of 6 degrees. For the sake of simplicity I marked the positions in 10 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Flap Indicator
Seats are ready. A local upholstery did it for us. We took care they are not too thick, cause I am very tall. Otherwise I couldn’t have an easy look out. This is how the cabin looks like now. It is really spacious. Enough room for luggage.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Dashboard is nearly complete now. Only transponder is missing, this will be installed just before the first flight. On the right side you can see the IPad we will use for navigation.Continue Reading... No Comments.
We acquired and installed the radio. We bought the KRT 2 model from Dittel-Avionik. Nice radio, not too expensive (compared to others). Of course ready for the upcoming 8,33 KHz spacing in Europe. I do not have the radio permission yet, will buy this when I start testing. So antenna is not connected yet and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Since our Rebel is heated by water, we installed a water vent inside the cabin (picture is behind the instrument panel). This vent controls the water flow to the heat exchange. I used a mechanical vent from a Volkswagen Bus heating. Incredibly cheap these auto parts.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Placed the control knob for the carburator heat in the panel. Panel is now hopefully complete. In the picture you can see the starter key, on the right there is the switch for the electrical fuel pump, then the carburator heat. The poti on the right is the fan control for the heating. The two […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The ELT antenna is mounted near the ELT position. Cable can stay inside the recovery system compartment and the already existing doubler is strong enough to take the antenna root.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Since I am building a german Echo-class airplane, an ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) is mandatory. This ELT has an acceloremeter inside and can detect a crash. After activiation it sends out a signal on 406 MHz as well as on 121,5 MHz. Satellites will detect this signal and a rescue mission is started. I bought […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I considered several positions for the ELT. I decided for a place in the compartment for the recovery system. There I built a special bracket out of 0.040 where the ELT could be mounted. As required this position is strong enough to take the ELT.Continue Reading... No Comments.
To get enough fresh air into the cabin, I installed a NACA inlet in the front. CAT ducting transfers the air flow to the cabin. The inlet I used is the “902 MA-A” from ACS. Inside the cabin the “whisperflo eyeball vents” allow regulating and directing the airflow. Ducting is 2 3/4″. Since the outlet […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Instruments Panel has been installed this weekend. As you can see, there is an EFIS installed (TL-6624). This EFIS includes also motor control, so the panel is not so crowded. Space left in case additional instruments are needed. Besides the EFIS, we installed the following backup instruments: – Altimeter Falcon – Precision Vertical Card […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Unpainted rivets on the painted cockpit parts give a nice finish. It looks really cool and will stay like this.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Instrument panel is finished. All holes are done, all parts painted. The instruments itself will be installed later. We decided to build removable panels. This way with a lot of screws we can unmount the front panels and easily work behind. Make maintenance and electrical work much easier.Continue Reading... No Comments.
With the help of some friends the parts for the instrument panel were painted. 2K color from Mipa worked well and give a strong surface.Continue Reading... No Comments.
I installed two computer fans for venting the windshield. A very easy installation. Seemed simpler to me than installing special ducting outlets. Below you can see the picture from the bottom. Foot heat will be transferred by the vents to the windshield and prevent it from getting foggy.Continue Reading... No Comments.