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  #241  
Old 05-24-2018, 08:32 PM
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Sometimes I’m a fan of overkill. Sanding the canopy edges was one of those times. I went up to 400 grit while the work was going on, but after finished up with 600-800-1200. Was not necessary and it took a few extra minutes. FWIW my old canopy was pop riveted on per plans. Large sections were broken out in the noseover, but surprisingly there wasn’t much cracking at the perimeter rivet holes and the edges were left really rough(around 100 grit)

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Old 05-24-2018, 08:41 PM
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Don, I can see going with a wet sand of 400 for final. I know I will.

Why didn't you just flame polish it! Sheesh..haha

I have another cut to get the final on the rear and figuring the side cuts now...

Hows cockpit treating you? Work-wise that is.

Thanks for looking Don!
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Sika. It seems to be a better solution all around Blain.
You won?t regret it.
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:09 PM
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So far so good

marking jig





Marked





sanded edge







I just need some warmer temps. Cut the forward tool mark portion off yesterday and it was only 65F...seemed fine. This cut I want more heat.
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:57 PM
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Here we go! Magnum cut forthcoming





The temperature just about there or is it me vacillating
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:56 PM
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Offset, belt sand this out



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Used my Dremel with a whip attachment and a reinforced fiber disc from Dremel at 1.5" dia. Don B. tipped me off to the Dremel fibrous wheel, recommend highly! Worked well and was not terrible to do.
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:18 PM
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We can all breathe a sigh of relief now. I was about to post ?JUST CUT IT ALREADY?. Congrats, it is a big step and expensive if it goes badly. Your planning, layout and execution continue to look good.

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Thank you, Don! Anticipation is half the fun. I feel like I made a big leap with this done.

Want to get this on and move to the wings...
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Congrats on the big cut Kent!
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Congrats on the big cut Kent!
Thanks Jeremy! It wasn't all that bad, but I was on a bit of caffeine.
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