Although it has been a while since my last RV post, I have managed to put in a few hours now and then.
Most of the time has been spent preparing and installing the cockpit vents.
Instead af the stock plastic vents that are shipped with the kit, I am installing these vents removed from a CRJ 200 cockpit I helped salvage at work about 5 years ago. They have the exact same size, so they fit perfectly..
The instrument panel had to be trimmed a bit to make room for the vents.
Here the vents and airduct adapters have been trimmed to fit. I also had to make 2 small support brackets, that rivets to the sideskin.
A lot of builders glue the intake NACA scoops to the skin, but I desided to add a few keeper rivets as well. The will get a layer of epoxy filler afterwards.
A small batch of parts ready for primer. The brackets to the right are for the roll bar assy.
I used proseal for the NACA scoop flanges.
Installed! I let the sealant cure, before installing the keeper rivets.
Here the eyeball vent brackets have been riveted…
…and vent installed. 🙂