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EAA Chapter 524
July 11, 2020 - Work continues on the RV-10. On average, about 3-5 club members are working in the EAA hangar, in each of the Thursday and Saturday sessions. The distractions are many when the weather is good! Some progress milestones reached include:
- Completion and trimming out of the baggage door
- Installation of the Yaw and Pitch autopilot servos
- Completion of the elevator/aileron controls
- Running of the wiring harnesses and main power cables
- Completion of the full wing assemblies
- In the coming two weeks, we should have:
- The air conditioning system installed – this has been a minor problem due to the sketchiness and ambiguity of component instructions – It has been a little bit of a design-build project.
- The main and nose landing gear complete
As the project continues, for COVID safety, we are breaking the work down, as much as possible into subassemblies, with individuals each taking charge of a small part of the airplane, working independently, at a social distance. This seems to offer comfort and safety to the participating members.
By labor day, we hope to have the motor mount on and the airframe up on the gear – then the focus will move to installing the cabin top, the windows and the gull-wing doors.
The engine is scheduled for delivery on November 10th. If things continue to proceed, it is not inconceivable that we will be ready to mount the engine when it arrives or shortly thereafter.