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Building "VK Navajo" as Float Plane
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Jan 14, 2013
, 03:38 PM
United States, CA, Long Beach
Joined Jan 2012
I was really shooting to finish this plane in a month however my other life responsibilities (work) have a way of taking a lot of time.
The next thing to do here is mount the wing to the fuse, then mount the stab and fin. At that point I plan on building the floats and figuring out the mechanics of the water rudder, tie that in to the flying rudder. Once ALL of that is done I will be able to button up the top and bottom sheeting add the dorsal fin and start the finishing process. Whew!
I had a couple of hours to work Sunday night; so here is what I was able to get done.
Since I used 30 minute epoxy to secure the mounting plates, it seemed logical to move on to something else while I waited for the glue to cure. I want to get the tank installed and the front lower chin block in place. Also with the forward hatch in place, will I have easy access to the fuel lines; or will I need to add a third line to facilitate fueling? The only way to tell is get the hatch to place with the engine installed and see what we have.
I need to remove a little more material around intake pipe however it is becoming obvious that the needle valve assembly and fuel fill will both be un- accessible. I will give that some additional thought.