Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, December 20, 2009

3 hrs
Started by sanding down the fuel line flarings. I had overflared them, and the caps wouldn't fit over them. Filed and sanded, and they should work OK now.
Then prepared to paint the 706 bulkhead. Masked off everything that was not to be painted, then primed and used the hammered silver.

Next started designing the parking brake bracket. The first step was to remove the existing stock bracket. They were the first rivets set in the fuselage kit, but the bracket had to be replaced.
Then the girl helped me design the bracket using construction paper. Layed it out on .040 sheet, and cut it to shape. Will bend it tomorrow.