Monday, January 26, 2009

Update 15

That's alotta updates!

Last week, I assembled the various pieces/parts to secure the hatch to the cockpit.

The cable and sleeves arrived and I'm carefully squeezing the cables together. There is no provision for adjustment, so I need to get it right the first time. (or at least the second time...)

I'm not sure what the reasoning was behind not using turnbuckles, but it sure looks nice and clutter free like this.

In other areas, I routed a bunch of teleflex cables for the engine controls. This was a real safari.

Turns out, I really should know better than to think I can simply believe the labels that were carefully attached to the various parts. I also should ignore the hardware that was installed presumably in the same holes from which it was previously removed...

Once I was able to dispatch such things from my mind, the pile of parts sort of assemble themselves.

Frankly, the fact that all the brackets for the hatch were labeled "R" , in theory, meaning "Right side" and that none were labeled "L" for left should have been an omen to me.

The big news for the coming week is the arrival of "2 carloads" of Trimotor rebuilders from Port Clinton, OH. I'll be hosting them on Saturday for a tour of N8419. I hope this meeting to be a spark plug for both airplanes, igniting renewed vigor and fresh perspective to each project.

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