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Old 04-15-2018, 09:52 PM
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Kent, do you plan on Sikaflex? Excuse me if you stated it earlier in the thread.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:06 AM
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Kent, do you plan on Sikaflex? Excuse me if you stated it earlier in the thread.
Haven't decided Blain. I just ordered the rivets to drill and rivet, but not sure I will do this method but wanted the option. Leaning on drilling per plans. I try to follow plans most of the time. Have left over sika? I have a source for some locally that I need to get in touch with the owner about buying. I want to have it on hand to back up the rivets regardless.
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:28 AM
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This latch stud is not in the correct orientation to the latch arm...









I will have to bend the latch arm to get proper purchase on the stud. I am aware that I need to massage the end of the latch arm I have that math to do next.
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:55 PM
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I'm starting to see why most build logs have an absurd amount of time under the canopy section. Keep fighting the good fight!
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:27 AM
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Here is the properly bent latch arm:





Here is the clearance of the frame with respect to the aft deck:



It finally came together, I need just to finalize the finished latch position.
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:42 PM
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I test fit the side skirts and the back of the canopy is still too wide! I am crying on the inside right now....the skirts are supposed to be up against the side skin I would imagine correct?
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Old 04-20-2018, 11:56 PM
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I test fit the side skirts and the back of the canopy is still too wide! I am crying on the inside right now....the skirts are supposed to be up against the side skin I would imagine correct?
Mmmm... fiberglass/carbon.... makes for a perfect fit...
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:19 AM
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Mmmm... fiberglass/carbon.... makes for a perfect fit...
Aaarrrgghh...Not that I don't like to do layups, I don't, but more work, more time.

Thanks Lars!
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Old 04-21-2018, 12:38 PM
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Default Big guns coming in

Got out the big boy per Lars advice and it is infinitely easier to compress. Now, strangely enough, I have an uneven distribution of the compression. I watched it like a hawk and still got it. Whats more is my twist is back! HAhaha, incredible...so, sticking with what I have for compression in the back and going to get the twist back out after I get the front compressed down. The big ratchet strap made it super easy.



This is with varying degrees of compression:



I have a new setup for the twist removal, a bit more clean and refined, sorta.
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Old 04-21-2018, 01:44 PM
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So I am done for today. Period. If I work on this any longer I know myself, I will end up with a bunch of little pieces laying on the floor and the gas ax hanging from the tree in my front yard...
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