Fuselage

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Fuselage

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1 DA-85 8.5 hp gas engine

 DA-85 8.5 hp gas engine

3 Robart tail wheel assembly

Robart tail wheel assembly

5 Another view6

Another view

7 Rear view

Rear View

10 Hatch closed

Hatch closed

11 DA-85 engine from the rear

DA-85 from the rear

12 Slimline Pitts muffler with black smoke oil connecting

Slimline Pitts muffler with black smoke oil connecting

14 Gas tank , choke & throttle connection & batteries on left & right walls.
2 Slimline smoke muffler

Slimline smoke muffler

4 Fiberglass Specialities cowl & wheel pants

Fiberglass Specialities cowl & wheel pants

6 Top wing with streamline caban & attaching points for wires

Top wing with streamline caban & attaching points for wires

8 Hatch for 3 switches & two fill valves

Hatch for 3 switches & two fill valves & vents

9 Finished Hatch-three switches with charge jacks, gas & oil fill ports & two vents

Finished Hatch

11a Sky Writer Smoke Pump. Battery & Receiver

Sky Writer Smoke pump, battery & receiver

13 Gas Tank, One of three batteries.

Gas Tank, & one of three batteries

15 Throttle connected at bottom with choke at top

Gas tank , choke & throttle connection & batteries on left & right walls.

Throttle connected at bottom with choke at top

16 Front Hatch bolted closed

 Front Hatch bolted closed

18 Covering fuselage & turtle deck with .125 thick balsa

 Covering fuselage & turtle deck with .125 thick balsa

19 Turtle deck is covered

 Turtle deck is covered

20 Soft balsa block used to lengthen & finish turtle deck

Soft balsa block used to lengthen & finish turtle deck

21a Front side view

 Front side view

23 Covering bottom front with balsa

 Covering bottom front with balsa

25 Hatch for servo's

 Hatch for servo's

27 Adding fairing to gear struts

 Adding fairing to gear struts

29 Covering oil cooler  made from balsa block

Covering oil cooler made from balsa block

31 Oil cooler mounted temporarily

 Oil cooler mounted temporarily

33 Rear of oil cooler

Rear of oil cooler

35 Good view of flying wire bracket

Good view of flying wire bracket

35b View inside of tail cone

 View inside of tail cone

35d Side view  of tail cone

Side view of tail cone

37 Still need tail wheel sock added to tail cone

Still need tail wheel sock added to tail cone

39 Setting up seperate elevator servo conrol rods

Setting up separate elevator servo control rods

41 Right elevator control rod

 Right elevator control rod

43 Left side covered with Solartex fabric

Left side covered with Solartex fabric

45 Adding Flight-Metal Aluminun

Adding Flight-Metal aluminum

47 Ready Scotch briting

Ready for Scotch briting

49 New Tru-Turn 4 inch Hub

New Tru-Turn 4 inch Hub

50 Another view of completed tail assembly
17 Top view of tanks, choke & throttle servo's, batteries, lines, etc..

 Top view of tanks, choke & throttle servo's, batteries, lines, etc.

18a Front view

 Front view

19a Another view before adding soft balsa block

Another view before adding soft balsa block

21 Sanded & ready to cover

Sanded & ready to cover

22 Checking out fit & alignment of elevator & rudder

Checking out fit & alignment of elevator & rudder

24 Covering complete

 Covering complete

26 Hatch closed

 Hatch closed

28 Fairing on & sanded

 Fairing on & sanded

30 Front view

 Front View

32 Front of oil cooler

Front of oil cooler

34 Tail cone cover added

Tail cone cover added

35a Tail wheel boot made out of naugahyde vinyl & glued to tail cone

Tail wheel boot made out of naugahyde vinyl & glued to tail cone

35c Rear view of tail cone with boot

Rear view of tail cone with boot

36 Rudder & elevators move freely with tail cone installed

 Rudder & elevators move freely with tail cone installed

38 Ready for sanding & covering with Solartex cloth

Ready for sanding & covering with Solartex cloth

40 Left ejevator control rod

Left elevator control rod

42 Solartex added to right side

Solartex added to right side

44 Ready to add Flight-Metal aluminum to the Solartex fabric that cover the all wood surfaces

Ready to add Flight-Metal aluminum to the Solartex fabric that cover the all wood surfaces

46 Finished covering with Flight-Metal aluminum

Finished covering with Flight-Metal aluminum

48 Finished Scotch briting

Finished Scotch briting

49a Rudder & elevator glued in place with epoxy

Rudder & elevator glued in place with epoxy

51 Elevator servo control rod & rudder & tail wheel servo control cable's all connected

Another view of completed tail assembly

Elevator servo control rod & rudder & tail wheel servo control cable’s all connected

52 Building two windshields ou of .030 thick plastic & aluminun

Building two windshields out of .030 thick plastic & aluminun

54 Ready to run DA-85 engine & test smoke pump

 Ready to run DA-85 engine & test smoke pump

56 Side view

Side View

Wing is next

53 Windshields ready for paint & grommet's

 Windshields ready for paint & grommet’s

55 Close-up

Close-up

57 Rear view

Rear view

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May 25, 2012