|February 20, 2010||HOME|
This morning I numbered the bolts in the propeller hub. Why? Because I want to put them back in the same place just in case there is a balance issue.
These bolts have never been torqued or safety wired, so I'm simply popping them out and installing the spinner. I will wait to torque and safety the bolts in case there is a reason to remove them again.
With the spinner installed, we begin to position and fit the cowl, starting with the upper half.
I am using wood spacers to temporarily set the distance between the spinner and the cowl.
The first cut of the top cowl looks pretty close. I'm using the thickness of a hacksaw blade to space the rear of the cowl away from the sheet metal to avoid paint chipping.
A first rough cut opens up the cooling air intakes so that an aluminum ring can be inserted in each side of the cowling.
Did I say, "Rough cut?" It isn't close to fitting.
A few more passes and the ring fits reasonably well. We'll get back to this later.
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