After a year of watching, I finally found a good deal on an SD-8 standby alternator. Today Danny and I installed it on the engine. The last of the four nuts was a little bit tricky to get to, but we figured it out after a few minutes.
I took a few pictures of how everything sits. I don’t see any clearance problems.
Since Don Bandy was in town and the timing was good, we decided to put the wings back on. Richard put the wings on once, but we haven’t had them on until now. A few of our local friends also came over to help, including Danny, Wade, and Kevin. I built a stand to put under the first wing to keep the fuselage from tipping over. Jim Woolf said that it wouldn’t tip over even without the stand, and he was right! That’s a bet I would have lost.
Since Richard already did the rigging and drilling, this installation was just a matter of lifting the wings and putting in the bolts. Even still, it takes a few folks to do it well.
With all of that done we went out to the Buffalo Wild Wings and ate a bunch of chicken wings. What fun!