Monday January 2nd, 2006|
Ran Conduit to Aft Fuse; Static System Clips
I've been pretty sick lately and yesterday we did the whole new years thing so I didn't get anything done on the project. I'm still sick but decided today that I should make at least some progress. I've pretty much decided that I'm going to go ahead and rivet on the two aft top skins, primarily because I do NOT want to have to break open the paint and stuff again much later when I have stuff in and I'm ready to rivet on the forward most skin. The forwardmost aft skin shows in the cabin and needs to get painted. I decided that since I'm keeping everything (systems) simple this shouldn't be a big deal for me. Besides, I would rather craw in the aft fuselage than have to break out the paint again! Anyway, I decided that first I should probably run some conduit to the tail for running elevator trim wires, strobes, etc. I found what I determined to be a pretty straight shot and installed the same conduit I used on the wings. The fit is *very* tight (same on the wings) but I decided to put the blue non-corrosive RTV where the conduit passes through the bulkheads to ensure that it doesn't move.
Next I decided to figure out exactly how I'm going to route the static line. I decided to run it down under the baggage floor and I'm going to put a splice joint where it passes the 704. This will let me drain any moisure if it gets in there since the 704 is the low point of the fuselage.
Here you can see how I'm supporting the tubing as it runs along the longeron and down the 706 bulkhead. I made several of these clips (per the plans) that hold the static tubing in place.
I also decided to add another tie-wrap to the t-fitting on the static system to help secure the tubing.