I didn't realize that I hadn't made an update post in a while so I thought it important to put one in!
Firstly I'd like to thank the people of Amsterdam for their hospitality! My wife and I took a 2 week vacation
to see some friends and it was glorious. It's glorious there because every neighborhood still has one of these:
And of course there was a bock beer festival going on at the time so I just had to go:
Anyways a few days before we returned I had the forethought to go ahead and order a quart of
tank sealant from Vans so that it'd be at my house when I returned and I could get sealing on
Before that though I guess I should go through what I've done since my last post: The flaps are done,
the ailerons are done. I started working on the left fuel tank. Observations about the tanks:
I love that I don't have to worry about priming but how I do wish that priming were a perfectly
acceptable replacement for tank sealing. The only thing I think I might be doing wrong is using too
much sealant. I bought a quart of the mix but it wasn't quite enough to finish one tank. Yes I certainly
have been putting it on nice and thick but what's a few extra pounds of peace of mind? I've just riveted
in the j channel and am giving the sealant a couple of days to cure before I go in and start with the
overflow line. I'm hoping to have it sealed up enough before next weekend that the week after that I
can fill it with water and test it.
Anyways here are some pics and links to the latest of the many flap and tank video feeds I've posted:
Another bit of thanks to bkervaski and halie.com for having a great way to host images for the forum!!!