Well, a new record in posting lapse time. I will get a few more in the next few weeks, but after that comes float-sanding the wing, which will take a while, and that is not the sort of thing that is photogenic. Sort of like watching paint dry.
Anyway, we are winding down in work that needs to be completed before the big sand. Below is a shot of the completed wing tips, including the position lights/strobes. These are from AeroLED. They equal the old strobe technology in light output, and save about 1.5 lbs of weight in the high-voltage power supply.
Here is a shot of the wheel wells, and the wing walk support framing (the last is a part that looks like a ladder. Also visible are the semicircular laminations that frame the wheel wells.
Next is a shot of the communication antenna in the left wing. It is two pieces of copper foil sandwiched in birch strips which are glued to the ribs. This antenna has as much of vertical component as will fit inside the wing, so as to catch vertically polarized unicom frequencies. There are no external antennas on the falco to slow it down. There is a nav antenna in the right wing that is very similar, without the vertical component.
Finally, here is a shot of one of the transponder antennas (there is another in the right wing). The tubing running along the top is the conduit for the wiring to the position lights, and the wire to the pitot tube heater. Right next to the conduit is the tubing for the pitot plumbing. There are also a couple of coaxial cables for then antennas, and the aileron control cables. Yes, the control sticks are in the cockpit, but we can't fly yet, because we lack a lot of the fuselage, so the control system for the elevator is not in place.
One last thing: If you are interested in how the Italians designed and built airplanes in the 30s during the seaplane era, I recommend an excellent movie, Porco Rosso. It is anime, directed by and written by Hayao Miyazaki. I learned a lot, and it was a blast to watch. Here's more info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104652/