You have a great weekend, too. And sorry if I sounded a bit preachy, lol.
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No way!!!! I always appreciate experience and knowledge! I am a relative newby to aviation...10 years.
Kent, I ordered my interior when Airtex was at Sun-N-Fun last April. It was nice to have the material to look at. Also let my wife pick the colors with me. It softened the blow of laying that bank card down!!!!
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So far this week!
Nice job! Those seats look magnificent!
Love the interior, so clean...
Great job! You will enjoy your results for years
Had to pull all the window trim, couldn’t have the eggshell white and tan anymore!!!
Gray was the color of the weekend!
Continuation of the interior installation will commence in the am. Monday!
Wow, nice job! They look great. I can't wait to see the finished airplane.
Door seal replacement! and repaint the door gray!!!!!! The old fabric on the top panel looks bad but at least it’s gray! It will be replaced when the new headliner goes in in the future!
Progress comes in inches, lol. But it's worth it.
A little more progress! I can finally see light at the end of the interior replacement tunnel!!!!!
Just have to paint the door armrest and install it and the door will be done! Hope to button up the interior installation this weekend!!!!!
How was the carpet installation? I received the samples from AIrTex today.
Carpet is easy, although you have to take out the side panels and seats to do it. Don't glue it down, use Velcro or snaps.
Carpet was the easiest part! Cutting holes in a brand new side panel for the air vents and the fuel selector wasn’t hard but very nerve racking!!! Something about taking a sharp object and cutting holes in a new panel put my anxiety level to a new high!
Yes! Understand!! When I replaced my wing tips....drilling the holes in pristine fiberglass...one shot to get it right! Thanks. Had some rigging checked last weekend at avionics shop. Observed them removing the seats/rear floor. Looked very reasonable.
SCOTT: Thanks. I noticed the rear floors were glued originally. Will use Velcro...AIrTex states snaps provided in proper positions.
Excellent. After I glued my carpet down in my Seneca 14 years ago, my mechanic couldn't inspect under the carpeting. 14 years later we found advanced corrosion that cost $8k to repair. Now I use Velcro and snaps.
VERY good to know! Thank you!
Here a few pics to document what happened.
Wow! Makes me curious what is currently occurring below my “original” carpeting!
Assuming a Northern exposed plane? Corrosive environment???
Actually, I am thinking opposite...Southern moisture/corrosion...
Hi, my Seneca was in Venice, Florida for four years and salt rain was the initial culprit. Then, with the carpet glued down, the water couldn't find its way to the drain holes. You'll notice the control surface cable pulleys. I came very close to a tail control surface failure. Here's a repaired photo.
That is serious! I am always concerned about the undiscovered areas..
It was enlightening for me, too. That's how I met our association A&P, Erich Rempert. He discovered this and got me through it.
Just saw your article in the magazine.
Oh good. I had hoped that it would encourage ("scare") everyone into getting a really good annual inspection
Finally ready for the the new weight and balance at 9:00am in the morning....
One step closer to the first flight! Really starting to get excited.