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Old 11-17-2017, 08:52 PM
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Also mounted the prop today.....

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Old 11-17-2017, 09:06 PM
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Can't see it but there are LOTS of pinholes on the canopy fairing. No pic of it but I used some glazing compound tonight to see how many I could fill. We'll see next building session.
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Old 11-18-2017, 12:59 AM
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Sanded off the glazing putty today and sprayed another coat of primer on the canopy skirt. Still have about 20-30 pinholes to fill. Looking much better.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:09 PM
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Today I applied one more batch of glazing putty to the canopy skirt...


Sanded everything down...


Sprayed another coat of primer and I'm calling it done.




I decided to finish the trim around the front windscreen so, I taped everything off and spread out some epoxy and 410 fairing filler using. I used some black pigment because there were a few spots that you might be able to see from the inside at the edges.


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Old 11-20-2017, 10:36 PM
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Default Windscreen fairing

Rolled the plane outside in prep for some sanding...



Sanded everything down with 100 grit...

To the tape line...

Brushed on a coat of epoxy thinned with acetone...

I actually used a roller and then squeegeed most of it off to seal the raw glass and to fill pin holes...
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:27 PM
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Today I sanded the thinned epoxy very carefully to prevent cutting thru with 180 grit paper then on to 220 grit. Sprayed a quick coat of primer to see what I need to fix. About 5 spots on the left side the size of a dime. The thinned epoxy trick filled in 99% of the pin holes. Awesome! I filled the others with glazing putty.



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Old 11-21-2017, 09:51 PM
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Still need to figure out how to finish the transition parts from the windscreen fairing to fuse on each side.

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Old 11-22-2017, 05:35 PM
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Today was pretty fun because I got to see some of the work I've been doing the last few weeks. I started out by making a sanding block to fix the corners where the windscreen fairing meets the fuse near the slider.

Before:

And after using my new sanding block.

Then I filled in a few areas and sanded everything down with 220 grit and sprayed some primer. It was extremely windy today so I used one of our dyno cells at work with the fan on low.

Results!!!!


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Old 11-22-2017, 06:02 PM
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More pics of the final product. It's not perfect but at least I won't be ashamed to take to a painter or fly it for the first 40 hours.





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Old 11-24-2017, 02:40 AM
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Thanks Carl, The fiberglassing really isnt that bad. Yesterday, I got both horizontal stabilizer tips and the vertical stab glassed in. Today I put a bunch of epoxy and 410 fairing filler on it. I'll sand it out tomorrow and see how it looks. As for the "army" of people working on it, that was just one day when my brother and a friend helped me. 99% of the time its me, myself, and I.
Nice work mate..
Your canopy skirt looks like mine..1 piece fibreglass
The problem i find with 410 filler is when you feather it out you will keep chasing pin holes.
Once i got mine flat with 410 i put it in the sun and brushed a 2k epoxy primer on it using the paint brush to fill the pin holes applying several coats.
It will look crappy but spray a black guide coat and block sand and try not to hit the fibreglass again .Spray one or two coats of epoxy primer again and its done.
I do all my fibreglass parts this way

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