JetExec Progress Pictures

JetExec Latest Progress Picture.
2014-03-07 - Out with John C. and my brother Todd, playing with the turbine.
2017-03-27 M/R blades balanced to within 1/16" level, 0.1g.
2017-03-25 M/R blade static balance using water level reference tubing.
2017-03-22 Repainted M/R blades this winter, with bare leading edge.
2017-01-27 T/R Pitch Link Safety Wiring.
2015-09-27 New flexible coupler installed between oil pump and M/R shaft. (See Oil Cooling System.)
2014-07-01 Added trim tabs with Gurney flaps to horizontal stabilizer.
2014-05-29 Back after the first few flights around the pattern.
2014-04-30 Homer.
2014-04-19 Ready for hover testing.
2014-04-11 Installed new EGT probe.
2014-03-24 Modified T/R gearbox vent.
2014-02-26 Outside for the first turbine start.
2013-11-05 M/R blades installed.
2013-11-05 Painting the M/R blades.
2013-10-19 M/R mast installed.
2013-10-04 Lowering in the M/R mast.
2013-09-13 In the Hanger at EUL (Caldwell, Id.)
2013-08-03 On the trailer and down the road.
2013-08-02 Moving it out of the shop.
2013-06-23 View from above the tail boom forward.
2013-06-08 Final fitting the aft body panels.
2014-03-28 Longer T/R pitch links.
2013-06-04 Installed T/R blades and temporary (too short) control links.
2013-06-01 Installed turbine exhaust sweep.
2013-05-12 T/R Gear Box drive shaft, u-joint and actuator connections.
2013-05-08 My brother Todd helped attach the tail boom.
2013-04-19 Balancing the Main Rotor Blades.
2013-04-14 Main Rotor Blade Straps attached.
2013-03-24 Cabin Interior Liners installed.
2013-02-09 Cabin electrical, air completed.
2013-02-03 Door hinges.
2012-11-07 Windscreen installed, fuel tank fill and vent completed.
2012-11-07 Pedal boots installed, ready for windscreen.
2012-10-23 Fiberglassing the windscreen.
2012-10-11 Cabin air fan and inlet air filter box.
2012-08-19 Fuel shutoff valve installed.
2012-08-06 Seats and belts installed.
2012-06-30 Interior painted and instrument panels installed.
2012-05-27 Firewall insulation on seat back.
2010-03-10 First solo in an R22.
2006-09-15 First turbine light-off.
2006-01-03 Lowered the turbine. Thinking about attaching the tailboom to the exhaust and turing it into a NOTAR! (Just kidding.) (Well, maybe not.)

Last Updated: April 22, 2017
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