Saturday, April 20, 2019

At last

At last she emerges from annual.  We installed new fuel tanks, re-rigged the landing gear, and all new hinges on the gear doors, plus new spinners.  She's running smooth and strong and should be all ready for paint on May 6th.  Bummed about more downtime but will be nice to have her all dolled up in a new scheme, even though the paint show pretty well right now.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Shiny spiny things


I'm 6 weeks in to my annual, which is a huge bummer but not really the shops fault. The fuel tanks took a long time to fabricate and they sent them back to me with only one nipple on the outside edge where there are supposed to be two... a vent and a fuel return. Long story short, the tank is being sent back to Eagle to be fixed. They didn't have an explanation as to why it was built incorrectly, but at least they are paying rush freight both ways and they say they can have it fixed and back to us by the end of the week. We'll see... I'm also having new hinges installed on the gear doors and a minor crack repaired in the engine nacelle. This is discretionary stuff normal people would skip but I'm going for paint and I want her perfect.I also bought some new spinners and here they are installed...