Saturday, March 29, 2014
The past week or so I have been putting he finishing touches on the cx4. I've done numerous things like installing the stops on the ailerons, verifying proper deflection, labels, replacing airspeed indicator and verifying accurate readings with a water manifold, and lots of other small tasks. I'm just about ready for my FAA inspection which happens next week. I'm kind of curious how many people are following my blog so if your a follower could you please comment and let me know. I plan on continuing to enter on here after the first flight with flight testing info and any changes that are made
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Yesterday I worked on final assembly. I did several things. I put the wingtips and tips on the tail. I mounted and rigged the trim tab. I mounted and safety wired the aileron hinges. I installed the cowling. I put my seat in and did some touch up painting inside
Today I loaded the CX4 on the trailer and hauled it to the airport. What a big day! My friend Daniel and my Dad helped me take it to the airport. I am lucky that my airport is only 1 mile from the house with no turns. Once I got it to the airport, I put the wings on and hooked the ailerons up. I the taxied it and found out that I had a brake caliper rubbing on a tire. I took the caliper off and ground a little material off of the dead side of the puck. Then I taxied again and all was well. I rigged the ailerons per the plans.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Today we sanded the silver down and repainted it. Looks good now! I also installed the tank cover, hooked up the rudder and tailwheel. I installed the cotter pins in the rudder bolts and rudder cable bolts. I installed the canopy and hooked up the brakes.