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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cuttin Wood

Today it was relatively warm, a balmy 35 degrees, so I trekked to the garage and cut some wood. There was a support piece for the lower longeron that was cracked and with the help of a saw and chisel i removed it pretty easily. Then it was off to Harry's to borrow his jigsaw. Both the frame piece and the support piece were 1/4" plywood and I have some Mahogany/Poplar plywood to replace them, from Aircraft Spruce. I got the new pieces cut with few problems, and also got some 1/8" birch plywood from Harry for replacing the finishing pieces around the canopy which had gotten wet and started to rot. They are non structural pieces.

I'm going to start working on figuring out a placement and routing for the transponder antenna and cable. Also need to work out a spot for the altitude encoder and something to support the actual transponder behind the panel. Need to make a shopping list at aircraft spruce for hardware, pulleys, and other stuff like that. need to replace it while i've got everything opened up.

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