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Old 03-12-2016, 07:28 AM
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I like your color choice, looks very nice indeed!
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:15 AM
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Old 03-20-2016, 12:24 AM
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I'm beginning the windscreen fiberglass fairing and after CAREFULLY building the canopy and not scratching it I have now moved into the take some rough grit sand paper with the grit count of a hand full of river rocks and scratch the mess out of the canopy and skin to help with epoxy adhesion. Man that felt so unnatural doing that. It ALMOST made me cry.

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Old 03-21-2016, 02:29 PM
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Default The big cut is done

Spent a couple hours staring at it, reading and re-reading the instructions and drawings. Seems to be a little extra plexi between where the slider forward end stops and the windshield begins, which makes it less critical to get the cut exactly right the first time. I used my Dremel on high speed with a diamond blade. The first cut was just to remove the excess from the sides, From there, take an 1 to 1.5 inches at a time so you can keep the rather small cutting disk perpendicular to the Plexiglas. Uses sponges or similar to support the glass while cutting so there is no stress on the cut line.


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Old 03-21-2016, 06:24 PM
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Guess what we did today! Thanks Dave for the help and especially all the builder knowledge.
Lots more photos on my blog including detailed install procedure.
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Old 03-27-2016, 06:03 PM
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Fresh water running off black epoxy primer, days and days and days............and days of block sanding west epoxy and just today primer, no pin holes! now if I can paint this with no runs.......inside is blinding white acrylic enamel on top of epoxy primer on top of two layers of west epoxy.

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Old 04-10-2016, 10:51 AM
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I had my son over for a BBQ and to help me rivet the steps on last night, only a year or two more to go!

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Old 04-10-2016, 12:57 PM
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Wow Bret. She's a beauty.
How did you make the faux wing spar? I think that's what it is.
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:53 PM
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Wow Bret. She's a beauty.
How did you make the faux wing spar? I think that's what it is.
Thanks, I took two pices of 3/4" (23/32?) and a few pices of paper inbetween the two untill I got the correct thickness, and then screwed it together. drilled holes for eventual tie downs for the trip to the airport.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:07 AM
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Default Bret - I think we may have a similar background

Nice paint on the plane BTW - looks like an ECG line....

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