It’s self-explanatory, but here are some pix that may assist you in your Tailwind build.
I spent the past month installing the wings and rigging the flaps and ailerons, installing some RV gear leg stiffeners, and installing ultralight wheel pants.
Look carefully and you can see how the two bottom panels fit into the sides.
Bye bye, oil screen. Hello, oil filter.
As mentioned in previous posts, oil changes were not an easy task on my Tailwind mainly because of the removal, inspection, and reinstallation of the... read more
This is super simple. The screen is soldered to the threaded cap. Once you’ve removed it from the engine, simply heat up the solder with a blowtorch and work it free. I found this easiest done... read more
I designed the oil access door in SolidWorks. Using the large, flat piece of material that was cut out of the bottom of the cowl, I... read more
The cowl is mounted, but it’s a long way from finished. The next task is to work on the air intake section of the lower cowl. The previous cowl had a snorkel-type system which required fiberglassing... read more
The new exhaust system consists of four individual pipes, each between 28-32″ long which means they definitely need support at both ends. Using some 1/8″ all-thread and some 16-gauge (1/16″)... read more
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.