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Andy Werback's Legacy Project : Starting to come together!

08 - 9 - 2006

It's been pretty busy - hoses, carpet, seats, engine controls installing the VM1000C wiring, and starting the baffle. Wasn't long before I figured out that the oil cooler (aft of #3) was not going to work - poor air compared to in front of #2, and difficult to fit in the plenum and have satisfactory mechanical clearance.

Still fighting the details of the FAA registration. I think I've figured out most of the ways to get it wrong. Thanks to Kim L at Lancair we got revised paperwork expedited to the FAA

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Cleaning up the panel's dust cover. Not sure what it fits, but it sure didn't fit here. Also added a plenum for defrost air

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Plasma III installation - with cooling tower. Cables were so short I had to make individual firewall access holes. That's the GPS antenna at the top

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On to the controls. This is the prop governor cable mounting bracket. MT was very helpful with technical advice

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The mixture control. Had to order longer throttle and mixture cables (6'). 5' was too tight (interference from hoses, etc)

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First light - moving to a new hanger. Better space for building the Skybolt later

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Dick Ogg (San Leandro, CA) made up a set of hoses. Very nice, light weight too (teflon and stainless, aluminum fittings)

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Things are starting to come together. Seats by Oregon Aero. They were very helpful, also did accessories like pads and boots

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Don and I sloshed out our fuel tanks. Since it was about 90 degrees, wet was good!

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Well, pretty much wrapped up except for baffling and blast tubes. Some templates based on the top cowling were used to guide things

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And we have some baffles. It's all .040. I hope it lasts a long time, each piece is tediously worked out for the angle valve engine

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The workspace has moved to the front of the hanger. Haven't done much fiberglass or sanding lately!!!


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