Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sunday, July 25
6 hrs
Can't believe I missed an entry for Sunday. Spent most of the day fretting over the canopy frame. Wanted to adjust the right aft bow a bit to allow the right side lower rail to fit better. Made the bends needed (after about 2 hrs of trying) and they completely screwed up everything. The rest of the canopy was almost perfect before a couple of slight bends, then it was all messed up. That explains the other 4 hours.
Ended up undoing one of the bends as best as I could, then had to undo a twist the first two hours added. Finally got it all back together, and it seems to fit reasonably well. Weighing in at one standard pilot (pre supersized units), I just don't have enough mass to permanently bend these steel frames over short spans by just standing or jumping on them.