Testing once more
I just feared a gas leak. So I decided to test the tank once more before
actually closing the wing (after the pre-cover inspection). Note that
the wings are stored with some gas in them. This is mandated by
Randolph, the manufacturer of the sloshing compound I used.
Quite proud of my deck too!
My wife really wanted a deck... I took a good month off my Zodiac project to
build one for her.... and me. I made it custom fit for storing my
My son takes control
The MD-RA inspector came home on September 6th, 2000. Unfortunately, he
did not want me to take any picture for the web... :( Well, I show you
my son in a friend's CH601-HD instead!
The inspector did a pre-cover inspection on all my control surfaces (both
wings, ailerons, stabilizer, elevator and rudder). I was very happy to
learn that there is no snag worth mentioning. I did get one comment about my
pitot/static lines which were not attached. He also wrote a comment
about a potential flutter effect to be caused by the aileron trim (I asked
Zenith list about that and many confirmed that that trim won't cause this sort
of problem at all... phew!).
Attaching that pitot/static tube
The pitot is in front of the spar, just outboard of the fuel tank. I
attached the tubes with MS21919 clamps.... could not be better!
Well.... just look at the picture.
... and again
The tubes are routed behind the baggage compartment.
OK... here is the full view
One of my wings completed!
Both wings are now like that. They are entirely riveted, except for the
aileron which is actually not attached to the wing yet.