Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, August 8, 2010

2 hrs
Placed the order for SikaFlex on Friday from Merritt Supply. Almost nothing to do on the canopy until that gets here.
Started cutting the upper cowling. Blocked it up, set the gap to the spinner to a reasonable amount, marked the cowling, and then let into it with the cutoff wheel. Much easier than the canopy. After the canopy, where sanding with large grits barely makes a dent, I discovered that sandpaper really will take some meat off the canopy edge. So there's no need to finese the line with the cutoff wheel on the canopy. Just break out the 100 grit sandpaper and you'll soon have the edge just right.
Still a bit more to go, mainly recovering from cutting too aggressively with the cutoff wheel.