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Old 08-11-2019, 08:13 AM
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HAHA, it's going to pay off Carne.

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Old 08-13-2019, 10:52 AM
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I am getting tired of working on this airplane...
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:22 PM
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I am getting tired of working on this airplane...
Metal skirts??
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:49 PM
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Metal skirts??
Metal skirts yes, but just going "by the plan" in this instance requires a lot of problem-solving and ultimately you have to pull the canopy off to attach and reinstall after done. At which time you hope the skirts fit right.

I am using Sika to adhere the skirts rather than to drill, don't want to drill. So...best guess as to what will happen when it is off and unconstrained. So I am vacillating a lot on doing the first side...
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:21 PM
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Metal skirts yes, but just going "by the plan" in this instance requires a lot of problem-solving and ultimately you have to pull the canopy off to attach and reinstall after done. At which time you hope the skirts fit right.

I am using Sika to adhere the skirts rather than to drill, don't want to drill. So...best guess as to what will happen when it is off and unconstrained. So I am vacillating a lot on doing the first side...
Ya even with doing the fiberglass skirts this is a little tricky. In the end my skirts don't conform PERFECTLY on the sides of the fuselage. Off by about 1/16" or so. I could correct it with some cabosil mix but I don't know if I'll bother right now.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:37 PM
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Here is a skirt that fits and has a minimal flare at the lower rear area, <.125.

I'll take it.

[IMG]IMAG0742 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMAG0741 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMAG0738 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

Now comes the hard part...gluing
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:53 PM
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Perfection is the enemy of completion...repeat after me...
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