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    Been traveling. Been busy. Been sick. Life goes in many directions at the same time and that doesn’t make finishing an airplane any easier.

    Here’s some fodder for the critics. Except for printing more transfer labels the panel’s finished. 10 push-pull cables. 10 switches. 20 pull breakers. Lots of stuff and each piece has a function that warranted using it. Brakes are functional. Boot cowl's back on. Windshield’s in. PTT and trim switches in. Engine bay details completed, mostly heat shields for cables and hoses. Wings will go on in a few days. Then commission the G3X and test run. The finish line is in sight and I’m limping home!

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    Stuff you don’t think about until you have to. The IO-400 and Vetterman exhaust are crowded in a Cub cowl. Protection from heat has been a challenge. A custom heat shield at one of the oil cooler outlets. The FI system requires using fire sleeve so adding it to the MP line where it’s close to the muffler made sense. The throttle and prop governor cable routing required them to pass close above the exhaust. The last two pics show a heat shield for those cables. Not much space to work with but hopefully the prevention measures work.


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    Beautiful craftsmanship Stewart. Thank you for the pictures!
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    It sometime seems the closer you get to the finish the slower time moves. Plus it seems the punch list grows and grows. It will come together and will be grand plane. I'm looking forward to liftoff.
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    Someday you run out of parts, and cross all the items off your list without writing down 10 more to do's per item crossed off. Someday, that elusive someday.


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    It must be real. I insured it today.

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    Metamorphosis.



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    That, there, is stunning.
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    That looks awesome, Stewart! Can hardly wait to go up and watch you fly that beauty ��
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    that comes from bad judgment. will rodgers

    "Anyone who would give up liberty for safety deserves neither" Ben Franklin
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    Thanks, Greg. I'm looking forward to fun flying. I need some smile time.

    I tugged it out of the shop to the other end of Birchwood with my pickup. To transport struts and tools I opened the left window and loaded all four struts in the plane with room to spare. Stacking parts and tools was equally easy with the big cargo door. I haven't even flown it yet and I'm already enjoying the space and access this thing has.
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    that cargo door is great!

    nice to see your project moving along fast now!
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    Looks fantastic!
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    Cheese!


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    Congratulations on completion. And in time for a full summer of Alaska flying.

    I like the paint scheme, a blend of traditional Cub style and newer flowing lines combined.
    "Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." Wyatt Earp
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinner2 View Post
    Congratulations on completion.....
    not quite yet, but closer.....

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