Exhaust Welding

We just got back from Bob’s annual picnic up in Fincastle. It was great to see a few new Bearhawks, at least new to us. Roy Glenn and Philip Johnson were there, and we got some great ideas from both. I took my first exhaust pipe to show Bob and get his input. He said it looked fine, though he suggested adding a weld bead across the first joint to help distribute the stress. So today I added a couple:

Weld Beads

Weld Beads


The first layer of fiberglass on the intake scoop was well cured by now. I used my less-favorite pair of tin snips to trim the edge. I added another 2 layers to the side that faces the airplane.
Intake Scoop

Intake Scoop