August 10 to August 29, 2017

The Garmin G3X Touch Configuration Menu starts here

Soon after the wings were mounted the FAA approved a Registration Certificate for Vans RV7 N50KB, known to us as “The Dream Weaver”.   That didn’t reduce the number of tasks yet to be accomplished.  I next

  • installed gussets connecting the fuselage side skins to the wing main spar. Two of the 1/4″ bolts were too short and were replaced by Vans.
  • Installed the 22 #8 screws that attach the lower wing skins to the fuselage bottom skin
  • Bolted the wing rear spars to the center rear spars.  This required removing and reinstalling the flaps.  Flap push-rod lengths were adjusted to synchronize the two flaps.
  • Connected aileron push-rods to the center section controls
  • Installed the outside air temperature probe onto a right wing inspection plate
  • Confirmed the angle between the wing top skin and the flap top skins are 45 degrees when in the down position
  • Identified, tested, labeled and prepared the 28 wing light wires for connection to a terminal strip under the PAX seat.  The LED landing lights draw 13.3 amps and were assigned a 15 amp breaker in the VPX Pro electronic breaker box.
  • Worked through the Garmin menu structure to find the VPX control page on the MFD screen. 
  • Then connected the VPX box’s serial port to my laptop computer and configured the breaker ratings for each circuit.

    A VPX Pro Configuration Screen on a Laptop Computer
  • Set the graphical image colors and limits for the Garmin screen’s graphical flap, fuel, and trim position indicators.
  • Threaded the pitot and AOA tubes up from the left wing root through the armrest support and on to the instrument sub panel where they were connected to the #1 and #2 ADAHRS units.

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  • Filmed the ease of flight control movement.
  • Installed fuel lines between the wing tanks and the fuselage manifold.

Then it became time to do the inspection required by the newly announced Lycoming Service Bulletin #632.

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