Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, August 29, 2010

7 hrs.
Continue fitting cowling.
Scallop upper cowling attach strips. Fit, shape, and deburr all upper strips.
Sand lower cowling to improve fit. After final fit, drill pilot holes on bottom of lower cowl.
Sand horizontal seam on both cowls to improve fit.
Cut, drill, and deburr hinges for cowling horizontal seam.

The Milspec fasteners have arrived.

I'm beginning to wonder if the engine is installed properly. I'm not super happy with the way the cowling fits. It's probably fine, and the errors only show up close, but if the engine wasn't on just right it might explain some of the misalignments.

I forgot to comment on the LT game. The reigning 4A State Champion Lake Travis Cavaliers defeated the Westlake Chaparrals last night, 32-21, in front of 25000 fans. It was 15-10 Chaps at half time. The Cavs just weren't on the field for the first half. All the lucky breaks went to Westlake. LT receivers dropped 8/10 passes. But this was typical. I don't know what the stats really are, but I'd guess LT came from behind when the other team scored first, sometimes twice, in at least a third of the 47 games they've now won. That's 47 wins, 0 losses. The last game they lost was in 2007, to the Chaps. Garrett Gilbert was the LT quarterback.
Westlake has a great team. They came out and played solid fundamental football. And it worked. But then LT got in the groove. They stared owning the line of scrimmage, and 6'5" Griffin Gilbert was matched up against a too short defensive back. Michael Brewer was able to get the ball somewhere near Gilbert, and he won every jump ball in the 2nd half. It was a sight to behold. On the bad side, LT's Conner Floyd suffered a knee injury. I really hope he's alright.

Oh, in further LT/UT news, Cade McCrary is a walk on for the Longhorns. You just watch!