1/25/2010 - Time to start the Fuselage Plumbing! I haven't been looking forward to this part. Mainly because the only experience I've had with any type of metal tubing was running copper water lines in the houses that my Father and I have built over ... read more
1/29/2010 - Started on the Fuel Vent Lines I didn't have a lot of time work this afternoon, so I decided to start work on the vent lines. After installing the elbow fitting on the fuselage, I decided that rather than wrestling with a hunk of p ... read more
1/31/2010 - Time to finish up the fuel vent lines The Romex pattern thing won't work here. So I just decided to grab the roll of tubing and go for it. First I made the "go-around" bends where the rudder cable goes thru the bulkhead. Then I put in the ... read more
2/3/2010 - Started on the Brake Lines I thought the fuel vent lines were tough, but the brake lines win the boobie prize for being the biggest pain in the arss. I started out by going in through the middle section under the fuel switch, b ... read more
2/4/2010 - Installed the right brake line Time for the right brake line. Just as I did for the left brake line, I put a flare and the fittings on the end where the tubing connects to the right gear fitting. Then I started feeding the line thr ... read more
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