|Every homebuilt Airplane is unique in it's own way. It allows the builder to use the
imagination, and engineering skills to set their ship apart from any other one.
Here is some of the unique features of my plane :
1) Better efficiency ; there is no air loss at the hinge line, so the control
surface doesn't have to deflect as far, thus reducing drag.
2) Hinge redundancy ; if there is a hinge failure, the fabric will keep the
control surface intact, enabling the plane to safely land.
3) No jammed hinges ; less chance of sticks, rocks, or any foreign
material jamming in the hinge gap.
|Hydraulic Heel Brakes
|Mooney Master Cylinders
Clean & Replace the Seals
|Brake Pedals and Return Springs
| Installation Complete
I used Nyla-Flow Tubing, with inserts to keep the nylon tubing from collapsing.
Also note the red straps on the rudder bar - This is where the Tailwheel Cables
The Silver straps (under the red ones) secure the top of the pivot point of the Brake
The Front Seat Belt Bolts go down through the Ash Crossmember, and through the
steel strap across the belly.
The Hydraulic Reservoir can be seen in the top left corner.
|View of the Belly, looking Aft
|Front Seat Installed
|After over 30 hrs of operation, I modified
the original tailskid to accept a steerable
3 1/2" wheel, in order to operate on hard
surface. The Tailwheel Cables go all the
way up to the Rudder Bar.
|I built this jig to jack the plane up. After positioning the stand in this location, and tie the top of the stand back to the
base of the lift struts, or it slides forward under the fuselage. Then I simply lift the tail up, and slide in the adjustable
tail stand. The three legged tail stand can be seen in the background. It takes me only a few minutes to jack the plane
|Sealed gaps on the empenage, and ailerons, using Dacron Fabric.
The flying wires on the tail are 1/16" cable, with swaged connectors for the turnbuckle. This is where the ground
adjustable pitch trim is accomplished.
|Braces and Pedals
|Exploded View of Detail Parts
|Rear Cockpit Cover
retained with Velcro