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Task: Center cabin cover and forward deck
we did a lot of parts fabrication. Dewey fabricated the F-721C,
F-743B, and F-703C angle brackets for the tip-up canopy deck.
There are a lot of little parts to be fabricated here that
all get attached to the canopy deck. Eventually the forward
top skin will be drilled to riveted to may of these parts.
Some are also for the instrtument panel to screw into for
added support. He also fabricated the F-644-R/L forward fuselage
channels and we drilled rivet holes in the F-746 engine control
worked on the forward deck components, I worked on the F-782C
center cabin cover. There were two mods that had to be done
to accomidate the Andair fuel pump and filter. First, the
flange on the aft end needed to be removed. I used the bandsaw
to cut it off and then finished it with a file. Next I had
to measure aft about 11" and make a cutout for the fuel
supply line to exit the fuel pump and go down underneith the
cover. I used a drill and Dremel tool to make the cutout and
then a file and emry cloth to polish.
made a cutout approx 3.5" wide by 1.77" high in
the F-983C fuel valve cover to accomidate the fuel filter
and fuel line that will come down from the fuel selector and
into the filter.
the F-7115-L/R/C fuel pump cover for our Andair setup. The
center housing sits quite high above the center cabin cover
so I cut it down a bit. The forward edge is now about 1/2"
above the center cover. This leaves plenty of room for the
Andair fuel pump and filter.
is the Andair fuel pump and filter assembly. I purchased them
at Oshkosh last year and just now realized I got the wrong
filter. Ours has 2 tapered fittings whereas we need one with
pipe-threads on the outflow fitting so it can screw directly
into the fuel pump.