Sealing the Right Tank Drain and Fuel Cap

Another proseal session tonight, but this was a pretty short one.  This stuff is still messy, and I still have a hard time dealing with it, because I am not good with messy stuff!  I wanted to get the tank drain, and the fuel filler sealed and ready to go, … Continue reading

Sealing and Riveting Right Tank Stiffeners

Its time.  Time to start working with this sticky, smelly, nasty sealant again.  I have not really been looking forward to this, but it has to be done.  My right tank has been scuffed and semi-cleaned in the last couple of build sessions, so I wanted to give it another … Continue reading

Right Tank Deburring and Dimpling Part 2

Another semi-boring build update.  I’m still working towards pro-sealing these tanks, and the right one is pretty much ready after tonights work.  I started out by finishing up the last remaining deburring on the ribs, which wasn’t much, the pile on the left is what I had left to get … Continue reading

Right Tank Deburring Part 1

This is a quick build update as there isn’t much of an update.  I disassembled the right tank and then removed the plastic from the parts so I could start the arduous process of deburring, edge finishing and dimpling.  I logged a little over an hour tonight, and that was … Continue reading

Right Tank Resistive Float Sender and Vent Line

More progress made on the fuel tanks tonight! I picked up with the right tank, and I wanted to get the vent line trimmed and finished.  I had left it a little long so I could trim it down to size once I bought a tubing cutter.  Well, I remembered … Continue reading

Right Tank Vent Line and Capacitive Senders

After a short break, I came back down to do some more work on the airplane. Tonight, I was able to get the right tank vent line and the right tank capacitive senders assembled and ready.  This time I cleco’d all the ribs and skin for the right tank in … Continue reading

Left Tank Capacitive Sender

Getting to do some neat work on the fuel tanks now!  I started on the capacitive sender plates that I am planning on putting in the tanks.  These will be my primary means of fuel level indications, with the float style senders being a backup.  Yeap, I am installing both … Continue reading