Hydraulic System Complete and Tested

The hydraulic system is complete and tested now.  On December 23, 2002 we did our final checks to the hydraulic system and put hydraulic pressure to the plane.  Everything went smoothly and worked as expected.  We only encountered a couple minor leaks that were easily tightened up.  This is a huge accomplishment to have this system up and running.  We have successfully actuated all the systems except the wing fold mechanism.  I have included several pictures of the finished cockpit hydraulic lines now that they are all polished.  The last picture of the group is of the left main landing gear up in the wheel well.  We have also completed the preliminary landing gear rigging and swung the gear.

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