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As I progress, so slowly, toward my engine start, the enormity of the number of check points comes forward.
1. The PTFE thread sealer for the Aeroquip hoses will not seal for the non compression side of the fuel fittings and so I had to install teflon sealing tape at those points.
2. The same PTFE sealer will not work with the gasket and bolts for the fuel assembly housings at the header tank, so I am switching to Permetex fuel resistant gasket sealer.
3. In doing step two above, I found that if you disconnect the hose from the fuel pressure regulator and put an extension hose onto it, then I could just flip the secondary fuel pump switch (with the fuel selector on off ) and empty the header tank for that work or for inspection of its interior for sedament from the strake tanks.
Note: I used the same mask for work inside the fuselage, that I used for painting to save the brain from the gas fumes, during that work.
4. Don't forget to put 0.7 oz. of oil/gallon of fuel for the Renesis rotary.
The IP is powered up.
Note: Dynon has compliance for ADS-B out built into the SV-XPNDR-261, but they have not at this time utilized that capability. The transponder will have a different WAAS GPS added to get the ADS-B function. The ADS-B receiver is sold seperately. So I have ADS-B in and the future option of out. They have until 2020 to comply.
Pic#1: The "final" IP with power.
Pic#2: This is the ADS-B antenna mounted on the front nose panel. I took off the hinges and this allowed for the mount of the 120 mm ground plate (aka small square of aluminum from a disposable cooking pan) and I now have a mount box of glassed pieces for forward placement of the main battery for one person flight.
With the addition of ADS-B as a new standard (as of 2020), I had to go "back to the drawing board" for the transponder antenna. Here is the problem. Dynon says that you need the transponder antenna to be at least 60 inches from the UAT ADS-B receiver antenna and on top of that, the UAT antenna needs to be an external one. See link in chapter 22 for Delta Pop Aviation and for the specifics of the ground plane size (pics too).
I have taken off my outboard and inboard doors on the wheel pants to allow extra cooling for taxi work (breakin of the new engine and prep of the drums on the disk brakes). If I had regular wheel pants, I would just take them completely off for that work. I will reinstall the doors prior to first flight.
This is a "Ram" Renesis rotary project, and that means that I added a top scoop for increased air pressure to my AIM. Other than the scoop, I used stock where possible on the engine to lower the risk with a modification of the Renesis setup. The stock AIM or near stock is so important to the performance and reliability of the engine.
I increased my Turtleback by 2" and then added an upturn shape around the ram scoop and this made less modification to be required on the stock AIM (as seen in chapter 23 page). I also made my own cowling (both upper and lower sections). The stock AIM and the ram scoop make the top cowling look much different (aka ugly).
The pics below are just prior to the move to the airport.
Thevortilons and vortex generators will be installed at the airport (they are painted and ready to go).