Sealing the Inboard Rib on Right Fuel Tank

I had some more parts arrive yesterday for the build.  The 8/32 x 1/2″ socket head stainless screws that I’ll use for the access plates and float senders.  I’ve heard these screws make it MUCH easier to remove and install the access plate, as compared to the stock phillips head … Continue reading

Right Tank Return Line and Fittings

Knocked out a bunch of little tasks on the right fuel tank tonight.  I received my Van’s order which contained all the parts and fittings I needed to install the fuel return line.  I decided to go with -6 line instead of the -4 I had originally planned, thankfully I … Continue reading

Right Tank Miscellaneous Work

I managed to get down to the shop to do a little bit of work.  This was a short session, but I knocked out some needed things to get done.  I did manage to capture it on a timelapse, so heres that short video: Now that the sealant was cured … Continue reading

Sealing the Outboard Rib and Installing the Capacitive Sender – Right Tank

Its time to get the outboard rib sealed in place and start working on the capacitive sender for the right tank.  This was a pretty long work session, but it went pretty easy.  I started out by pulling out the plans and instruction for the capacitive sender.  I picked up … Continue reading

Right Tank Return line and Preparing for Sealing

I’ve decided to go ahead and plumb in a return line for my fuel tanks, just in case I go with a fuel system that needs it my tanks will be ready for it.  This will save a lot of hassle if I do have to use a return system.  … Continue reading

Drilling The Tank Attach Z-Brackets

Time to drill the tank attach Z-brackets.  I swung by Ace and picked up some cheap 10-32 bolts, nuts and washers to temporarily hold the brackets to the spar for back drilling.  These will get tossed for the final assembly, they’re just used to help steady the bracket for precise … Continue reading

Match Drilling the Right Wing Skins

Tonight was pretty much the same as last night.  I wanted to get the right wing skins match drilled so I can move on to something a little less repetitive.  Just like the left wing, I match drilled the top skins moved the clecos and then reamed those holes.  I … Continue reading