(22) Cowl ( Mike )

Re: (22) Cowl ( Mike )

Postby cash57 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:13 am

Mike,
What you have done is a beautiful work of art. I admire your detail, descriptions, short cuts, and warnings, but will you please tell us what you have done and where you are in the build. I have been following your work for almost two years and I'm anxious to see it completed as well as a large number of other people. Thank you.
Charles
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Re: (22) Cowl ( Mike )

Postby planecrazzzy » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:27 pm

Hi Charles,
Believe me... I can't wait to get back to work on her....

I'm still fixing Tornado damage on the House... Garage was minor and "done"

I "Have" done a few little things on my plane....

( Re - work , Rudder pedal "control arm" and my Elevator control rod "bolts" )

But things have been on hold for a few months....

I appreciate your interest.... The weather has gotten away from scorching heat & Humidity...

I'll be finishing my House roof soon...

I'm working 10 hr shifts... That leaves Friday open... But they want overtime...

It's hard to squeeze in a little time for myself...

You might stop by the BC site... TONS of pictures...
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Buttercup-STOL/
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cash57 wrote:Mike,
What you have done is a beautiful work of art. I admire your detail, descriptions, short cuts, and warnings, but will you please tell us what you have done and where you are in the build. I have been following your work for almost two years and I'm anxious to see it completed as well as a large number of other people. Thank you.
Charles
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Re: (22) Cowl ( Mike )

Postby planecrazzzy » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:02 pm

Hey Guys,
I took off the Firewall ( engine and landing gear too )
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And I made the upper lip stronger with some spot welds...
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Re: (22) Cowl ( Mike )

Postby planecrazzzy » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:05 pm

Hey Guys,
Next , I put "lugs" in all the cleco holes I've been using to hold the cowling in place...
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Re: (22) Cowl ( Mike )

Postby planecrazzzy » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:13 pm

Hey Guys,
I drilled out the holes in the cowl to screw it into place...

It's fitting like it should... looking good.
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Re: (22) Cowl ( Mike )

Postby planecrazzzy » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:20 pm

Hey Guys,
Next , I'm screwing the upper cowl in place...

I'll look at the side holes after everything is secured...

The fit up looks good... I'll need to trim "slightly" some overlap...

That's a good thing. It'll end up a tight fit...
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The side holes looked good , I took off the upper cowl to start

drilling the lug holes for mounting them... ( with Soft Rivets )
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