One of my goals last week was to get as much of the fiberglass to a ?finished? state before we hung the wings ? I know it would be easier to work around the parts without the wings being in the way, and I also wanted to be able to tell myself that we were ?done? with glass (Note that my definition of ?done? means that it is ready for flight, and our painter can take it from there?.).
While we still have a little work to do on our ?Pepto? cowl, the cowl cheek extensions, canopy skirt, empennage fairing, and tail tips are pretty much done. I sued a ratle-can primer coat to help me see surface irregularities that still need to be worked out. Mostly we have a few divots and pinhoels to work on ? but the major filing and shaping is done!
Port cowl cheek extension
Starboard cowl cheek extension
Now on to the wheel pants, gear leg, and intersection fairings. Oh, wait a minute, those are Louise?s project!
Paul F. Dye
Editor at Large - KITPLANES Magazine
RV-8 - N188PD
RV-6 (By Marriage) - N164MS - "Mikey"
RV-3B - N13PL - "Tsamsiyu"
A&P, EAA Tech Counselor/Flight Advisor
Dayton Valley Airpark (A34)