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Update – June 21, 2019

Update – June 21, 2019

FABRICATING THE SWITCHBLADE DYNAMIC DASH ™ - June 21, 2019 (Posted 10/9/19) We fabricated a dash for the Switchblade Dash Display, to be unveiled at AirVenture 2019. Steve Lorensen of...

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Update – June 20, 2019

Update – June 20, 2019

SWITCHING ON THE JUICE – June 20, 2019 One of the things we had to accomplish was the wiring of the electrical system, which included a fuse block. Shown in the image above, our fuse block is made...

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Update – May 15, 2019

Update – May 15, 2019

FIRE PROTECTION INSTALLED – MAY 15, 2019 Our fire blanket from Sun Fire Defense (image above) arrived and was installed on the firewall between the engine bay and the cockpit. This material is used...

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Update – May 13, 2019

Update – May 13, 2019

GETTING THE NUTS ON – MAY 13, 2019 It may look like nail polish, but the red stripes in the image above are not there for good looks. After you torque down the bolts/nuts in a final assembly, you...

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Update – May 12, 2019

Update – May 12, 2019

THE RADIATOR CAP DEBATE – MAY 12, 2019 It may sound silly, but the placement of the radiator cap is an important feature. If you put it in the wrong location, you can trap air bubbles in the system,...

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Update – May 10, 2019

Update – May 10, 2019

BUFFING THE LIGHTING LENS – MAY 10, 2019 At the rear, the lights are mostly for ground use. We have brake lights, tail lights, turn signals, and back up lights. Rather than have a complicated...

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Update – May 7, 2019

Update – May 7, 2019

PIANO HINGE ON CLAMSHELL – MAY 7, 2019 Aluminum piano hinges are used to connect the clamshell doors to the belly pan. The clamshell doors open to allow the wings to swing in or out of the belly of...

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Update – May 5, 2019

Update – May 5, 2019

RON BURCH CHECKING ON FUEL TANK CLEARANCE – MAY 5, 2019 Ron was one of several who worked on locating and fitting the aluminum fuel tanks into the Switchblade. Aluminum was chosen as it can be...

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