Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Been bad about updating the blog. Here's the past week.
4/23/2011 5 hrs
Sika and rivet skirt to canopy.

Apply flox for contouring to windscreen fairing area.

4/22/2011 1 hrs
4/20/2011 2 hrs
4/19/2011 5 hrs
Spent a little time after work each day painting a few parts. Started with the DPLF white epoxy primer and had to relearn how to shoot paint. Reducer is a must, otherwise the gun shoots clumps of paint. Started with the VS tip and oil door, and the skirt braces. By the time I shot the visible side of the braces, I had the gun set up pretty good. Had to sand off the VS tip, and will have to redo the oil door.
Then did the inside of the lower cowl, and then finally the canopy skirt.

On Friday switched to the K36 an shot a final coat of primer on the canopy skirt. It came out OK, and I think the painter will be able to work with it.

4/18/2011 5 hrs
Sanding and more sanding. Cowling and canopy skirt. Sanded so much my right middle finger knuckle was inflamed and sore all week, and still hurts as I type, a week later.