There's not a lot I can do on
the Cruzer until I get some parts. I just
ordered an ELT and a transponder antenna.
Once I get those I can mount them in the
I also bought a swagging tool to make the
swaged ends of the elevator and rudder
From Andair, I've ordered a fuel valve
specific to my engine installation. Here's
what I need to do, in order, once the parts
1. attach the rudder cables to the pedals
2. once the rudder cables are installed, I
can route the fuel lines around the rudder
cables and up to the Andair fuel selector
3. once the fuel lines are run, I can mount
the parking brake and route the brake lines
around the fuel lines.
4. build and route the elevator control
5. I still need to drill and mount the
horizontal stab plastic tips. I can do this
at any time.
While I'm waiting for parts, I'm trying to
find little tasks I can do to keep the
project moving along. This piece here holds
the battery on the firewall. I rounded the
corners and drilled the mounting holes.
This piece wraps around the battery and gets
bolted to the firewall. Notice the corners
are 90 degrees...
I don't want any 90 degree corners on this
airplane. Not only are they a place for
cracks to form, but later on they can snag
your shirt sleeve or your skin while trying
to perform any maintenance.
Here it is complete. Just need a battery but
since it will be another 2 years until this
place flies, I'll wait to buy the battery.
I drilled and installed the rudder cable
fairleads on this bulkhead.
Here's the back of the bulkhead where you
can see the two white plastic fairleads.