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Friday, December 14, 2012

206 and IO-540

 Chuck works on applying the mask to the MAF 206.  It is hard to see the mask as it is white as well.  This is the first time that we have bought a complete mask for the airframe.  We normally spend hours laying out and preparing the lines and this mask is not really saving us any time on that part but I am betting that the finished product will be much superior to anything we have yet done by hand.
 Andy is hard at work assembling the connecting rods to the crankshaft.  The order, direction and sequence all have to be carefully paid attention to in order to get it right.
Here we are measuring the amount the bolt has stretched as we tightened it.  We must continue tightening the bolt until it is 2.255-2.256 inches long, that is .0001" of fudge factor.  If we go over it must be thrown away, at the tune of  $20 per bolt  and we cannot be under at all.

Next week we will assemble the two case halves and all our parts will begin to resemble an engine!

Thanks for stopping in, Josh

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