We cleaned the firewall and masked it off. We painted the parts that would corrode and look ugly in time.
It's the details that take so much time.
Engine is on ! It's a Continental O470-50 , P. Ponk Silver Eagle Conversion.
Out of the paint room with the colors on.
Wings are on , tips installed with nav & strobe lights, tail feathers
The selection of used tail cones were not anything I would install and Cessna
wanted $2600. and 120 day lead time for one. This one was manufactured under " 14 CFR Part 21 Subpart K 21.303 , Owner produced
parts " here in the shop. You will soon find them available on the "GISMO'S" link on this site.
First fitting of the " Stene Aviation " fiberglass cowling.
The Stene cowling was the least expensive out on the market that we found.
At first look, it is of good craftsmenship. He must have a real nice mold. I would have liked to have had more material on
the aft edge to work with. There isn't much room for trimming for a good fit.
I would like to try one from Selkirk sometime to compare with. I am going to use Selkirk's cowl flap
doors , Stene didn't offer them and to buy new from Cessna isn't cost effective.
McCauley propeller installed. Ready for first run up.
Interrior picture , still waiting on a yoke for the right side.
Panel picture. Cool or what ?
Cowling fitted and ready for paint.
Cowl flap doors were a pain to get to fit the cowling but should work just
The "bump" in the center is for the carb. heat box valve to clear.
Finished ! Well , some paperwork still to do then ready for the ops