How did you fix the "arm rest interference" problem?
I had the same situation and fixed it by clecoing the aft flange of the gear channel under the rear fuse instead of inside. That brought the rear of the arm rest sides down to fit perfectly. And I didn't need to use brute force to place the seat bases between the rear seat channels and the lower baggage floor.
Now I am trying to determine if there is any downside to having the gear channel flange inside the fuselage so I can start drilling out and riveting.
Ditto Leo on the Demo ride on that Friday for me. Most impressive was the stall characteristic - flat and gentle - I wouldn't have know if he didn't tell me we were going down (pays to watch the altimeter).
I finished inventory last nite and have all the parts in separate kits...finally.
The stretch through North west Ontario looks like it will need a way point at Fort Francis --for sure.
So far I have flown with Angus in his 750 for 3+ hours.It is very responsive and feels particularly solid ---for a fellow who has enjoyed flying Challengers for the last 10 yrs.
no doubt you have seen Angus' pirep
Leo I do not see my reply re: corrosion protection.
Yes I will be covering any and all exposed metal. My plan is to be on floats in fresh water. Ultimately I would like to fly to all coasts --east, west and perhaps north, if I can manage it. Conrad
I have heard there is differences from one MDRA inspector to another. I know a fellow who built an RV9 and did very little corrosion protection and it was inspected and passed. RVs are 2024 which is more prone to corrosion than 6061. We, after lots of discussion and research, decided not to bother with primer. We live in an extremely dry climate (S Alberta).
Hi Leo. Yes we are priming all interior surfaces. I see that you are as well. Messy stuff isnt it.
After trying different methods, finally found system that works well. Using Zinc Chromate cut 1 part to 2 parts zxylene. Surface prep is simply soap and water and a scotch brite pad to remove the oxidation. Quick wipe with acetone to remove any grease from fingers.
Applying the zinc chromate with a folded over paper towel (shop grade)
The zinc chromate bonds instantly to prepped metal and have used less than 1/2 gallon for two planes and most of it is on shop towels so minimal weight increase.
I do a quick wipe on mating surfaces and main structural elements prior to riveting.
Hope this helps and good luck with the build.
Sorry I didn't get to see you on Friday. We were in at 8 AM, got two demo flights (they loaded the truck while I was up) and we were on our way at 10 AM. Made it home (1200 miles) late Saturday evening. A great trip.
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