Saturday, November 24, 2018

Section: 49
Hours: 6

I continued work on plumbing the engine.

Firewall to fuel pump hose.

Fuel pump to fuel transducer (red cube) and transducer mounting.

Oil cooler an fittings. The firewall forward kit provides aluminum an fittings but the oil cooler calls out for metal. I purchased the metal fittings from Spruce.

The plans specify the clocking for the fittings.

Here is the air inlet transition with sealant applied in the corners.

The oil cooler mounted on the engine mount shelf.


Sniffle tube assembly.


Friday, November 23, 2018

Section: 49
Hours: 4

I fabricated and installed the oil breather tube. I had to modify the aluminum tubing to run around the electrical shunts on the firewall.



Thursday, November 22, 2018

Section: 47
Hours: 2

I installed the baffle on the other inlet today.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Section: 47
Hours: 6

The flox fillets on the lower cowl turned out nice.

I used the dremel and sand paper to finish shaping the flox and matched upper cowl to the lower cowl inlets.



Next I fitted and installed the inlet baffle.



Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Section: 47
Hours: 6

Today I shaped the flox fillets around the cowl inlets. You grind through the fiberglass of the cowl into the flox to create a rounded inlet.




Next I added a fillet to the lower cowl inlets. The plans specify to just glob the flox on and hold it in place with peel ply. Instead, I built a couple aluminum sheet metal dams to mold and hold the flox in place.

A little duct tape holds them in place. Here is the flox flowed in behind the dams. I think this will produce a little cleaner fillet.


Monday, November 19, 2018

Section: 47
Hours: 6

Today I worked on shaping the lower cowl air inlet ports. The plans give detailed instructions on how to measure offsets and set up some aluminum strips for molding flox / epoxy around the inside of the inlets.




Friday, November 16, 2018

Section: 47
Hours: 4

The cowl baffle seals come pre sized, punched and ready to install in the RV14 kit. I understand this is a big improvement over previous kits. They were easy to install.