Throttle and Choke cable splitters
I mounted the cable splitters for both the throttle and choke cables. Will have to see how this works out once I have composite parts back from repair.
2023 Update – The placement of these splitters has been fine, no issues with placement. I did have a problem with a cable end coming off, replaced with a Jagwire slick brake cable, with the end ground down to fit the splitter barrel.
With the engine wiring completed I mounted the panel temporarily so that I could test all of the connections. I used a DB15HD breakout adapter so that I could pin out all of the connection to the instruments that originate at the engine.
I haven’t done the mast or some of the other wiring yet while I wait for the repair of the damaged seat and cabin.
Exhaust and propeller
I set the pitch on the prop and installed it. Had to cut a small board at an 11 degree angle and use it to set the pitch. This prop did not come with a pitch setting guide like some I’ve seen.
Then I installed the exhaust system. I had some trouble lining up one of the exhaust tubes but finally got everything lined up flange bolts torqued and the springs installed. Now I need to safety wire the springs. I’m waiting on some smaller braided sleeving so that I can finish the engine and rotor rpm wiring.
Coolant hoses 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.
Engine goes on
I installed the engine using my tractor. I have to tilt the rotor head to get the airframe out of the garage! Once I had the frame back in the garage and started installing engine mounts and bolts realized that the bolts I have are to long.
Even adding all of the large washers I had in the kit I could not get the mounts the way I likes so ordered 4 AN6-24A bolts. They should be here this weekend. In the meantime I continue working with other parts of the kit.
Rotax 912UL in Cyprus