KitLog pro

Powered By Kitlog Pro v2.0

Building Integrity
' style=
Date:  3-28-2014
Number of Hours:  8.00
Manual Reference:  ch 13
Brief Description:  Pitot tube backplate and landing light cover

2 jobs done today. First I used a .040 piece of aluminum to fabricate a backplate. The pitot tube base and backplate will press against the side of the fuselage to create a rigid installation. It took me longer than I thought to get only 4 holes to line up and the biggest problem was drilling the holes straight through the fuselage. I ended up opening them a little more than 1/4" to get them all lined up but this won't affect the accuracy at all. I was also surprized to find that the AN Male fitting is a -4 and not -3. I always assumed it would be smaller. The trick now will be to find 2 very uncommon 3 point fittings that I need for the adahrs for a clean install. Still looking into that. After verifying the install will work I painted the piece black with that amazing Trim Black paint I got. No other paint I know of can be sprayed, hit with a heat gun for 30 seconds and be ready to sand or mount. Amazing finish as well!
Next I cut out 2 pieces of blue foam and made not only a cover for the landing light but also a shelf where I will be mounting my GPS antennas. The nose Hatch has an aluminum hinge which is slightly concerning but I'm sure I should be able to get enough satellites with this location. Ez fix if not. On that note I also found a great place for my ADSB antenna close by that will be added if the whip antenna that attaches to the iLevil has poor performance. Again a very ez add on if needed.
' style=

pitot backplate location

pitot backplate location

' style=

testing fit

testing fit

' style=

ready to install

ready to install

' style=










Copyright © 2001-2021 Matronics. All Rights Reserved.