Monthly Archives: April 2015

  • Fuel Return Line

    Posted on 6. April 2015 by Thomas in Fuselage, Recent Posts.

    As recommended by Rotax, we decided to install a fuel return line. This return line protects from vapor locks. It took some time to bend the appropriate 1/4 inch aluminum line. This lines starts from the firewall just below the main fuel line on the left side, then runs behind the mixer. As required all […]

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  • Spinner Problem

    Posted on 4. April 2015 by Thomas in Firewall Forward, Recent Posts.

    Trying to install the spinner, we experienced a problem with the propeller. The propeller already flares out in the radius of the spinner plate. We will have to figure out how to handle this. Spinner size can’t be reduced otherwise it does not fit to the nose cowl. Getting a different prop will be an […]

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  • Nose Cowl Work

    Posted on 4. April 2015 by Thomas in Firewall Forward, Recent Posts.

    The MC-7 nose cowl has nothing appropriate for the cowling doors to sit on. So I installed an aluminum strip along the edge of the cowl. The cowling doors can then sit on this strip. Fabricating this strip is not so easy as it looks, unfortunately is has to have appropriate curves to fit to […]

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  • Improved Flap Handle

    Posted on 4. April 2015 by Thomas in Controls, Fuselage, Recent Posts.

    Having nice wooden flight sticks, my wife also wanted an appropriate improved (better looking) flap handle. With the support of a friend in “wood business” I fabricated the wooden flap handle in the picture below. Much better looking, but only experimental builders can afford such a time consuming part 🙂

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  • Finishing Cowling

    Posted on 4. April 2015 by Thomas in Firewall Forward, Fuselage, Recent Posts.

    It was still rather cold in the garage. So we reduced our work in February and March. Nevertheless progress was made on the cowling. Picture below shows all parts of the cowling before riveting.  

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