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4 months 2 weeks ago #1763
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4 months 1 week ago #1768

... and now the same MLG clean and shiny ;) ;)

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4 months 1 week ago #1770

It looks like you're making lots of progress. There is a small web on the main landing gear strut assemblies. It's not uncommon for cracks to originate from the small hole in that web. I recommend that you smooth and blend the edges of each side of the hole in that web.

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4 months 5 days ago #1778

Hola Steve, nice catch ... I will have the mechanic check that and make sure it does not expand.

At KMIA right now, flying back tonight with 3 new inner tubes (AirParts Co), the missing green nav/strobe (Texas Air Salvage), an AirGizmo G696 mount (Gulf Coast Avionics) and the forward lower baggage compartment cover (made new from Premier Aero Store).

This week it was all about deep corrosion inspection. There are a few places where it needs to be mitigated, but there is some considerable work on the stabilator assembly. Fun never ends ...

Diego

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3 months 2 weeks ago #1789

Last few weeks have been busy working on the tail, landing gear and engine. Cylinder cleanup is going well and along with rings, gaskets, etc I will replace all exhaust valves.

LG has been painted with epoxy and will be re-assembled as soon as the parts arrive from the US.

Diego

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2 months 4 weeks ago #1814

Weekly update ... MLG is being assembled. Will need to clean/pain the wells before re-installing, along with replacing all hoses and clamps.

Also the part list has been finished and pricing agreed with a FL based vendor (over $12k in metal, rubber and plastic!) ... hopefully it will make it all the way down to Buenos Aires without loses. But will have to wait a few more weeks for that.

I had May 31st as my target date for starting the engines, but this date will probably move to mid-June.

Saludos,

Diego

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