September 29, 2015 – I started to work on the static ports.
I’m using the SafeAir static port kit, which requires a 1/4″ hole in the skin on each side of the fuselage.
I carefully laid out the location of the hole on the right side. I needed to make sure that the hole was located so that the port would fit without interference next to the bulkhead.
Those of you who have done this, you see anything wrong?
I drilled the hole on the right side, then made sure the port fit inside.
Well, if you haven’t caught it, I drilled the hole aft of the bulkhead instead of forward like the plans call for. That was a time just to put everything down and walk away…
Well, I put a post on vansairforce.net, and got some response. I called Van’s during the builder support time. The gentleman I talked to was of the opinion that the few inches change would not make a difference.
So I will probably drill the other side the same; I just need to be creative when I route the forward run of the tubing. I’m thinking it will go through the bulkhead.