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Hi Kevin

Thanks ,yes the conduit over the tank is for electrical wiring, dual throttles engine probes heat probes,remote brake master cylinder etc and any other things we may put in .

how is the wing build coming?any problem in the building of these? we should start our wings after we fit the canopy (next week pick up) our canopy is tinted and wider than normal i just hope that we get it right first time!!

any way cheers for now Gareth

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Hi Kevin

Thanks ,yes the conduit over the tank is for electrical wiring, dual throttles engine probes heat probes,remote brake master cylinder etc and any other things we may put in .

how is the wing build coming?any problem in the building of these? we should start our wings after we fit the canopy (next week pick up) our canopy is tinted and wider than normal i just hope that we get it right first time!!

any way cheers for now Gareth

I had to get a new main spar angle as one of them got damaged when I brought the kit home last year. I don't have a bandsaw or ally blade for my circular saw so decided to cut the taper with ultra thins on the 100mm grinder. Worked OK & cleaned it all after clamping both angles together with a flap disc, hand sanding & then fine polishing with 600g wet & dry. Everything is done for the spars but I am waiting on the 5/32 straight rivet bit for my air hammer to arrive from Spruce Goose. The spars are easy but I want to get the solid rivets all the same so opted for a proper polished rivet bit rather than whacking each one with a hammer till they look right.

 

Everyone tells me that canopies can be a s*!% of a job because as soon as you cut the bubble in half it all goes weird shaped so make sure you cut it a lot bigger than you want to start with.

 

You seem to have put in quite a few extras, beefed up bits & covers etc. Have you kept a tally of the additional weight & likely effect on CofG?

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for all you weight concious people we added 1.7 kilos for the actuator and mechanism all aluminium

wew have a video of the canopy opening but i cant seem to load it ,anyhelp ?

cheers gareth

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Gareth,

 

Just stick it on Youtube & then you can embed that by clicking on the video icon (little film strip) when creating a post. Beautiful job by the way.

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Hi all

finally finished the canopy fitting, canopy fits the bulkhead perfect,safety locking mechanism is concealed in the side canopy arms, and it is now down off the mezzanine ,starting the wing spars today below are some fuse pics

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Hi all

here are a few picks of the wing /strut build for the sierra

1803428164_sierrabuildwingspics006.thumb.jpg.c11e44782e5338ce467deba1fd0e51ee.jpg the beam jig to hold the strut and the simple adjuster to set the washout

427649195_sierrabuildwingspics002.thumb.jpg.a2a6adef74f45f4bbaf8df99e2a5548b.jpg aileron horn

1551546558_sierrabuildwingspics011.thumb.jpg.e4d2a9eccc942924f308889533c926ea.jpg alum wing walk/step

1577414626_sierrabuildwingspics012.thumb.jpg.011f5c24a1db5a0d9ff3acf689a46d5d.jpg flap,aileron cables through no 7 rib and fuel line

144505332_sierrabuildwingspics013.thumb.jpg.ac4b23434cdbb520fb5fd933ca5b1155.jpg flap and aileron fitted

1594176360_sierrabuildwingspics003.thumb.jpg.06b1e93e5b730e615d58d7c49c695332.jpg alum 30 litre tank

1939026114_sierrabuildwingspics007.thumb.jpg.9e5699d2d03caf01d68e7a3a1bc2b223.jpg tank vent pipe through to wing tip

1690056432_sierrabuildwingspics014.thumb.jpg.9937e8e9bf5aea38d818921ff38348d8.jpg control horn through flap skin(bkt is internal fixed to rib)

 

the alum tank and wing walk plate with stiffeners weight came to 7 kilos,offset that is less fuel ie less weight next is to skin

cheers all Gareth & CRaig

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Looking good Gareth. Can't wait to see her finished and flying. Hope to get up and put some miles under my wings in the next couple of days. Enjoy. Another 2 weeks and I will be up your way Ina cruise ship. Along the coast that is. lOL

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Hi John

thanks, are you enjoying your plane and flying ,and where are you at with x country? enjoy your holiday and dont forget to post some pics of the jab and you flying

cheers gareth

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Having a good time thanks Gareth. Might have to get the engine rebuilt as Jabiru believe mine is one of the ones with the circlip issue. L2 can do it while we are away. Aircraft is a joy to fly. I have put off the x country until we get back in November. Trying to get my passenger endorsement so my wife can fly with me. Just trying to really get to know and get comfortable with the Jab.

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Hi Gareth

 

The plane is looking good. Was there a reason for going for metal wing tanks over Garry's fiberglass tanks, and did you make them? Also, did you have trouble routing the aileron cables around the tanks? We did, but perhaps your cable was longer.

 

Jeff

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