I chose to connect my pitot heat controller to the inspection hatch, has many others have done. I considered for a long time other places inside to mount it but none of them seemed as good as the hatch itself.

I was concerned that the pitot itself would go straight in and bang the aileron pushrod. If it goes straight in it will rub against the push rod. A slight bend of the aluminum pitot pipes towards the rear is all that was required to avoid the aileron push rod.

You can also see in one of the pictures the special tool I created to help tighten and loosen the inspection hatches.

I’m quickly running out of things to do. Because there’s only so many more things I can do without having my propeller or parachute. I have a couple things I’m trying to figure out this week that will hopefully help solve that problem.