Highlander build order

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Highlander build order

Postby Meatball » Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:55 pm

Good afternoon everyone!

I have list, which I think is the factory recommended order in which to complete the assembly process, that I downloaded from somewhere. However, to no ones surprise, it is wildly incomplete. Does anyone have the order in which they put this thing together? Just follow the manual?

Also, I don't have any instructions on installing the SStol tailwheel on this aircraft. Any help on that front?


Here's what I have:

Highlander Build Order


Kit #1 Fuselage Kit
- [x] 5. Bottom Stringer
- [x] 3. Fit all floor boards
- [x] 8. Horizontal Stabilizer Mount
- [x] 7. Top Stringer
- [x] 6. Vertical Stabilizer
- [x] 4. Side Stringers
- [x] 2. Drill all tabs to 1/8"
- [x] 1. Mount fuse on rotisserie

Kit #2 Control Kit

- [ ] 8. Fit Elevators
- [ ] 9. Fit Rudder
- [ ] 10. Fit and build flap handle
- [ ] 11. Fit and build trim kit
- [ ] 12. Fit Brake cylinders
- [ ] 13. Fit landing gear, V-brace and bungees
- [ ] 14. Fit Brake and wheel mounting kit
- [ ] 15. Trailing edges on flaps and ailerons
- [ ] 16. Hinges and bellcranks on flaps and ailerons
- [ ] 17. Leading edges on flaps and ailerons
- [ ] 18. Drill flaps and ailerons for rivets.
- [ ] 19. Fabric backing plates for flaps and ailerons
- [x] 7. Fit Horizontal stabilizer
- [x] 5. Install mixer
- [x] 6. Fit rudder pedals, then paint
- [x] 4. Build mixer
- [x] 3. Rear control tube
- [x] 2. Delron Bushings for control tubes
- [x] 1. Install Bellcrank

Kit #3 Wing Kit
- [ ] 1. Lift strut attach brackets
- [ ] 2. Fit wings to fuselage
- [ ] 3. Install tanks
- [ ] 4. Install inboard ribs
- [ ] 5. Install butt ribs on fuselage
- [ ] 6. Trailing edge on wings
- [ ] 7. Bondo Tanks
- [ ] 8. Flap and Aileron hinge brackets
- [ ] 9. Pulley blocks
- [ ] 10. Cable runs
- [ ] 11. Fabric backing plates
- [ ] 12. Tank blocks and trim fuel port
- [ ] 13. Top Stringer
- [ ] 14. False ribs
- [ ] 15. Nut plates for wing tips
- [ ] 16. Drill rivet holes

Kit #4 Finish Kit
- [ ] 1. Cover Paint
- [ ] 2. Install carpeting ,wall covering and floor panels
- [ ] 3. Wiring in flooring
- [ ] 4. Header Tank
- [ ] 5. Fuel system
- [ ] 6. Fit seats
- [ ] 7. Seat Belts
- [ ] 8. Build doors and windows
- [ ] 9. Build Panel and install wiring
- [ ] 10. Windshield with trim pieces
- [ ] 11. Rig cabling
- [ ] 12. Turtle deck
- [ ] 13. Wing tips / with strobe mounts
~Rob
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Re: Highlander build order

Postby BucF16 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:33 pm

Hey Meatball! Q#1 - I followed the manual in order for fuselage and controls. and pretty much the same for the wings. Since this in my 4 build (Acroduster II, Pitts S-1C, One Design) sometimes I'd get out of order because of time constraints, or like tasks on the finish kit. The Covering I used Oratex manual. Q#2 - I have an early Highlander #393 so the SS tailwheel was not offered. I Ordered TK1 Racing's Pneumatic tail wheel set up. But I'm sure the SS tailwheel is pretty obvious. If you go to Steve Henry's Wild West Aircraft website Galleries the are some pictures of his later Yee Haws.

Good Luck
Bruce
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Re: Highlander build order

Postby Meatball » Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:32 pm

BucF16 wrote:Hey Meatball! Q#1 - I followed the manual in order for fuselage and controls. and pretty much the same for the wings. Since this in my 4 build (Acroduster II, Pitts S-1C, One Design) sometimes I'd get out of order because of time constraints, or like tasks on the finish kit. The Covering I used Oratex manual. Q#2 - I have an early Highlander #393 so the SS tailwheel was not offered. I Ordered TK1 Racing's Pneumatic tail wheel set up. But I'm sure the SS tailwheel is pretty obvious. If you go to Steve Henry's Wild West Aircraft website Galleries the are some pictures of his later Yee Haws.

Good Luck
Bruce



Thanks, Bruce. I called the factory today and they sent the chapter for the SS tail wheel so hopefully I'm set. I'll check out the galleries on Steve's site to get some inspiration.
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