Wittman Tailwind

Flying around in a W8

I intend to reuse the four existing cowl mount points on the fuselage.

I started by making the new mounting hardware: a 1.25" 1/4-28 bolt welded to a 1" washer.

Now that the new exhaust is installed I can get to work on a new heat muff that hopefully works (unlike my first one). I started out with a piece Dakota Cub PA-18 Leading Edge from a Super Cub that ground looped on take-off earlier this spring. The pilot and plane were okay, but one of the wings w...