Sam Buchanan's RV6

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1/26/99; 6.0 hrs; assembled left, right, and rear walls of baffle.


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I had to trim the valve cover cutouts slightly to get the sides to fit properly. The nose is trimmed only enough at this point to get the sides to fit inot the cowl.





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Yep, it takes a bit of head-scratchin' to figger out the drawings that come with the baffle kit. I finally decided to just follow the sequence in the instructions and decipher it out as I went. Mistakes should be pretty easy to fix...





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Detail of the retainer clip and "laced" edges on the left side of engine. The clip is easily joggled with seaming pliers.








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Detail of support at rear center of engine.








1/27/99; 2.5 hrs; fabricated and installed left front baffle floor.

1/28/99; 3.0 hrs; fabricated and installed right front baffle floor; began installation of front baffle bulkheads.

2/1/99; 4.5 hrs; installed front bulkheads; trimmed baffles for proper cowl clearance.

The baffles require a lot of fitting and trimming. My installation is for a 320-E2D; Your milage may vary.

Here are some detail shots of the often confusing baffle system:


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From the prop, looking toward rear of da plane...








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And from the rear of the baffles looking forward...






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Looking at right side toward left side of the plane...









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And the left side, looking toward the right.









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Beginning at top (clockwise): right front, right rear, left rear, left front.









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This is how your brain feels after assembling the baffles...






2/2/99; 2.5 hrs; completed fabrication of baffles and primed for appearance sake; ready for reassembly and airseal fabric installation.

2/3/99; 2.0 hrs; installed SCAT tubing for cabin heat and oil cooler; fiddled with mag harnesses.


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2/4/99; 4.5 hrs; finished mag harness installation; installed return spring on mixture control arm; installed blast tubes; began airseal fabric installation.






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Who is Sam? 
The Hangar 

Getting Ready to Build 
     Odd 'n Ends 

Building the Tail 
     Horz. Stab Log 
     Vert. Stab Log 
     Rudder Log 
     Elevator Log 

Building the Wings
     Wing Spars
     Wing Assembly
  Fuel Tanks

Building the Fuselage

The Finish Kit


  Flight of  Rediscovery 

  The Beat Goes On 

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