Cowling (pg 3)

 

 

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Cowling:   pg 1   |  pg 2  |  pg 3  |  pg 4  |  pg 5

 

The mechanic's creeper does come in handy on the RV project, just as it did when cleaning the bottom of my old Cessna 140.  Here I am drilling the bottom cowl to the firewall:

 

 

Now it's ready to trim the sides and fit the side hinges:

 

Here the top and bottom cowling halves are drilled to the fuselage to cowl hinges and the cowling halves are drilled together where the screws/nutplates will go behind the spinner.  Still need to install the horizontal top to bottom attach hinges:

 

Here's a picture of the bottom cowl to fuselage attach point:

 

Close up of right side during cowling fitting process:

 

You can see the clecos in the air inlet where the screws and nutplates will go.  Unfortunately I didn't figure out until after I put the nutplates in that the aft-most hole results in too little clearance with the flywheel.  So I had to do a little re-work to prevent any interference. 

 

Cowling:   pg 1   |  pg 2  |  pg 3  |  pg 4  |  pg 5

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