Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Thursday, July 22, 2010

1700 hrs!

2.0 hrs
Started making the canopy slide rail. Layed out the rivet spacing, then predrilled the 762 rail. Centered that on the 763 spacer, and then match drilled. Bent the 762 to match the 763 curve as close as possible. Then deburred the 762. Resisted the urge to keep going, since 2.0 hrs is enough for a week night.

Spent 30 minutes the previous night clearing the disaster area from the EAA workbench. Ahhh, a nice clean work table! Also in the previous two days, spent a little unlogged time making a shim for the roll bar to get it at 90 degrees to the canopy decks. This took a .063 spacer under the front left bolt of the roll bar flange. I tapered this a tiny bit so the roll bar flange fit nice and snug. Then clamped the slider tracks in place. Ready to start canopy work!