Well, today went well. First part of final Inspection was carried out. Fuel flow checks and engine runs tomorrow.
The Aircraft was presented for inspection with all bits fitted inc doors and floors, nothing was missing or had to be removed. Doors are light weight with
fixed windows and covered lower section. Medium fabric on fuse bottom. Non lightened I beams in wings, 18Ah battery ( 6.6 kg ) and 18" tundra tyres.
The Aircraft was set up as follows.
Newton 60 x 40, 1/2" prop spacer and Spinner.
ASI, ALT, VSI, CHT x 2, Oil P, Oil T, Fuel Pressure, Amps, Volts , RPM, Slip, Sirs Compass and an 8 day clockwork MOD Clock. Panel mount radio, GPS bracket. 7 x Circuit breakers not fuses, battery isolator switch.
Landing light, Intercom, GA style Antenna, Bungee covers, Rear windows, Stiffening rib across top of Screen, stiffening rib down turtle deck centre,
Rubber edging strip round door edges, turtle deck edges, boot cowl to screen as seal, bent ( X'Air ) sticks, alloy instrument panel top cover and carpet covered,
additional pulley covers on aileron pullies, cover for elevator connection hole at rear fin.
Aircraft Passed the first stage of inspection and the ZFW empty Weight has come out ( with all the above ) at 266kg so well happy with that. All control settings were correct and within limits.
Lets see what happens tomorrow if the weather stops raining allows us to go out and play.
PS. Pics of fully painted and complete aircraft coming soon so you can see how the colours are working together..