Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Big Cut!

1.3 hrs
Today I passed a major milestone on the build - I cut the canopy into two pieces! The plexiglass canopy comes in one large, fragile, expensive piece that can be used to make either a sliding or tip-up canopy. It has to be trimmed in different ways for each, but both require a major cut right across the middle of it. It's nerve wracking in the days before making the cut, but when done properly it's just another task (sez he, after completing his).
There's lots more work to do on the canopy, including more trimming, but that sort of marks the transition into the final stretch of the build.

The cut is made!

If there was any doubt....

A good storage place!

Monday 8/2
.5 hrs
Mark the canopy for the separation cut.

Ready to make the cut.