Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

2 hrs today.
About 30 hours since the last entry. Stuck in fiberglass purgatory, working on the windscreen fairing, consigned to sanding until my fingers fall off - which it seems may happen before the plane flies.

Did get a few other items done, helped Seth fix the stripped exhaust stud, reinstalled the exhaust, primed the cowling halves, started working on the spinner including installing nutplates on the spinner bulkheads, and started on the gear leg fairings and wheel fairings.

But way too much sanding. However the windscreen looks almost good, at least it did until I took off the masking tape. It's really hard to keep the masking tape from sticking.

But today I declare good enough for now on that task, and started masking for priming. It won't win awards, and the painters will laugh at it, but it'll fly as good as any.