Wittman Tailwind

Maintenance

N11018 was never outfitted with strobe lights, only navigation lights. The FAA does publish strobe light specifications in 14 CFR § 25.1401 - Anticollision Light Systems which means all those "great deals" for aviation strobe lights on eBay and Amazon may not be legal for night flying in regards t...

When I bought N11018 in August 2011, it also included a box of miscellaneous stuff and in that box were some fiberglass fairings that "clean up" the area where the lift strut attaches to the wing. They weren't painted, but the silicone/caulking material that was left on the underside of the wing tel...

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.

The RV gear leg stiffeners came from Flyboy Accessories. The wheel pants came from an ultralight supplier on eBay.

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 oil screen. I'll spare the details, but trust me when I say it was a PITA!

I've installed an Airwolf Remo...