Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011


6 hrs, 8 rivets
Not tracking time well these days, 6 hrs seems about right.
Prepped and secured windscreen to fuselage and rollbar using SikaFlex. Prepping took over an hour, and it was 2.5 to do all of the Sika tasks, not counting cleanup and removing the masking.

Riveted tabs to fuselage to secure forward edge of windscreen as part of the whole process.
Once it was reasonably cleaned up, started working on miscellaneous items. Changed aluminium oil cooler fitting for steel fittings. What a pain. The bottom fitting on the engine can only be turned about half a face before an entirely different wrench and position has to be used. Sure hope it doesn't leak. The rest was somewhat straight forward.