Monday, April 20, 2009

update 27

Welcome to update number Twenty-Seven.

more pics for your perusal:
Found this the other day:
I'll blow it apart the rest of the way to see why the hardware is all loose...
Installed the comm antennas...

Only a little more wire left to install:

Not sure how to fit it all in here though...

Again, Kidding you!

See you next week. Same Trimotor Channel

Monday, April 13, 2009

Update 26

Can't wait till the updates get to the triple digits!


Some eye candy for you Trimotor aficionados on the 'net:

Look any different? Well, it is. More wires. Wires. I see wires in my sleep...
I didn't even know they had wires in 1929!

The #2 (a.k.a. "center") engine is getting heavier.

(means we are adding accessories to it) ;-)

I have (I hope) the sub panels, switch panel and circuit breaker panel all wired up
We'll be seeing how well it works later. You guys know that wires work on the same principle as internal combustion engines, right? If the smoke comes out of either, they stop working... Gotta keep the smoke inside!

The last of the fuel tanks is in, thanks to Mike
I'll install the head smasher (fuel pump) when my head isn't in and out of that space so much.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Update 25

Welcome to Winter Trimotor Paradise, friends...

Having unhitched my trusty sled dogs, I have uploaded a bevy of images with which you can entertain yourselves on a snowy spring day.

here's what the inside of the fuel tank boost pump flange looks like when the sealant hasn't set up after many years...
Yuck! I had to clean all that mess off! (Not my favorite job, if you hadn't guessed...)

At least this peeling sealant was set up, and easier to clean off and reseal:
by "easier", I don't mean "easy" in case you were wondering...

Here's what the inside of the wing looks like when it's ready to have the tanks installed:

Here's what it looks like when the tanks ARE installed!

and lastly, here's a shot of the boost pump through the wing lower access panel:

Anybody know of a good place to get some gas?