Finishing the cowling

Ok. For those of you that are still with me on this airplane story. For the last 3 weeks, I have been finishing up the engine installation. The new engine is air-cooled (no water) so there is baffling that forces the air to go through cooling fins which then keeps the engine from overheating. This is accomplished by the design of the cowling (the way the air enters and leaves the engine compartment) and the baffling (how the air is directed once it enters the engine compartment.

Both of these things were not on the engine or the airplane and therefore I had to install them (in the case of the cowling, make them). Here is a picture of some of the pieces being primed and then the final product:


One of the first pieces of baffling being installed:
Timeline of the cowling being made, fitted and installed:


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