The work has continued on the wiring and at this time it's reasonably close to being run and near completion. I'm not tightening anything down at the moment because I'm sure there will need to be some additional adjustments as I move through the cabin.
I've got the rear fuselage skin cleco'ed into place at this time. I am going to need to make one more run on the left hand side of the skin to adjust a few more things with the wiring. I also think I have the ELT antenna sorted out. I think if there is anything that bugs me a bit is the instructions up to this point are great, but when it gets to wiring, Sling is pretty hands off and expects Midwest to pick up the slack. They do a great job and everything, but even the plans on that are bit of a "well, however you want to do it"... At Oshkosh I looked at 3 different low wing TSI's and there were three different ways to do the ELT... anyway - I think I have it sorted out.
Other than the writing - it was back to (wait for it...) you guessed it control tube work. It still needed a bit of TLC, so I was back at it again. I think I've got it there now and things move along a lot better. Of course now I found a few I've probably shaved off a bit much so I'll have to replace those going forward. That part shouldn't be too hard to resolve as they are the controls on the outside of the control rods.
With the control rods seemingly in good shape I moved onto closing in the sides and getting the firewall installed. One thing for sure is putting the actual physical structure of the airplane, ribs, skins, etc. is super satisfying. It feels like you're getting something done. It's the small stuff that feels like you're not making much progress. The sad part is I'm pretty close to being done with the big stuff and going to be spending far more time on the minutia.
I got the main landing gear installed for the most part. I have to remove one side so I can get the final rivets done which I missed thinking I could sneak them in after the gear was in place. Oh well, it's an easy fix with the bolts quick to remove and put back in.
Next up on the schedule is to get the wheels on the airplane and then I can move stuff around a bit easier. I'm looking for getting the wings tidied up.