Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, October 31, 2010

4.5 hrs
Woke up in the middle of the night fretting about the fiberglass work. I was convinced it was going to be a disaster and it would need to be redone. Thought about how best to do it. After tossing and turning (3AM), went downstairs to check it. Deflated the baloon, which came off nicely instead of sticking like I thought it would. Lo and behold, it was almost perfect. Whew. Got back to sleep and actually went flying today. First time in almost 2 months. Pretended like I knew what I was doing, and got three nice A model prep landings - smooth touch down, nose wheel off the tarmac until speed down to about 30 knots. Only goofed on the radio a little bit.

Today, applied more glass to the inlet.
Then started on the upper cowling oil door. It's good to have multiple tasks when working on fiberglass.