Weighed the plane tonight. Borrowed scales from the airport maintenance shop. Scales did not have ramps, so jacked up each wheel and slid the scales under. Came in at 1630 lbs. I was hoping for under 1600, but seeing as I have full interior panels, carpet, headliner, overhead console, I guess that isn’t bad. Gross weight is limited to 2700 lbs., so that gives me 1070 lbs. useful load. I’ll lose some more with paint when that happens later.
Bought the elevator trim brackets from iflyrv10.com to replace the kit ones. I wanted to be able to remove them without having to drill out the pop rivets like you would with the stock setup. Also, these are nice machined aluminum.
Screws and lock nuts holding trim cable bracket on cover plate for easy removal.
Worked on finishing up some firewall forward items.
Torqued and safety wired the prop bolts. Not talented enough to use one continuous wire so just did two at a time.
Swapped out the rods that tie the lower baffle halves together with safety wire and some stainless rods. I didn’t like the way the rods turned out and this is much cleaner.
Can also see in the upper right that I set the alternator belt tension and safetied the bolts.
Check out that nice shiny hangar floor. Wait… Umm… that’s 1-2 inches of water. Bummer. Came to the hangar this past weekend to finally spend two solid days working on the plane after the holidays. Instead I spent two solid days cleaning up. The unusual Jan. thaw caused a crack and leak in the foundation. Quickly ran to get some hydraulic cement. Patched it up good enough to stop the flow.