Upgrade Progress-Hatches, Aileron Pass-Through, and New Tail Tip Camera
In Rosamond Greg Scates, Mike Malis and Jim Payne continue the upgrade progress on Perlan 2. The rear cockpit has the collar around the opening. The tool for the new front hatch is almost ready. The plug is a perfect match of the fuselage. The carbon fiber coupon for new hatches of 14 plies has been tested for strength.
The aileron pass-through has been upgraded. The crank arms have been improved. The bearings have the cold temperature grease and are now re-installed.
We have a new 360 video camera from our sponsor Garmin. The 360 feature should allow the pilots to see around and below them. Since the new camera is blockier shaped, a new tail tip with cut outs for the fish eye lenses had to be made.