Cooalnt hose go on

Today I installed the hoses for the radiators for engine oil and coolant.  Pretty straighforward except for the hose from the engine oil line back to the sump.  The rotax engine uses a banjo type fitting and getting the hose and clamp on and tight was a bit of a pain.  I also had to lift the engine up to get the oil tank bracket mounting bolts in, bracket should go on before engine.

Control Rods

I installed the control rods so that I can see how much room I need for wiring and the fuel system knowing that I will have to disconnect them to get the Gyro out of the garage.

N Number

N Number decals came in yesterday and I could not wait to put them on.

Tail assembly

The tail was shipped in several pieces requiring basic installation of the horizontal and vertical stabilizers onto the keel,  installation of the rudder, fabrication and installation of the rudder cables and turnbuckles and connection up to the nose wheel and steering assembly.

 

 

 

Instrument panel and controls

I installed the main wiring harness inside one of the frame tubes.

I also fabricated a mounting bracket for the cockpit side main wiring harness and started wiring the panel.  The bracket will hold the 24pin connector and make wiring much easier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve mounted the main control cluster but will wait until the seat is repaired before continuing.