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Old 03-20-2014, 11:21 PM
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You could read my thoughts or look at pictures. I'll spare the 1000 words.


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Old 03-29-2014, 12:46 AM
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Default Will it keep me out of the 200 MPH club?

Not thrilled with the flap to fuse fit. Seperate thread in the -8 section. Made a bend to make it blend per others advice.

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Old 04-13-2014, 10:28 PM
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Default Horizontal stab SB completed

12 hour marathon yesterday completing the SB. Stab was sitting on the parts rack. Wouldn't ever be easier then right now. Won't need to worry about the tail falling off

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Old 05-06-2014, 10:09 PM
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Default Finish kit!

"Finish kit" is deceptive. Should be called something like "You too far in to give up now" kit. Or "1/2 way" kit.

Anyway, received today. Plenty to work on now.



In the meantime, rolled the fuse over to prep the cabin for paint. Easier to sit on a creeper while masking and cleaning
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:36 PM
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Default The Big Cut

Seperated windscreen from canopy. Went well. Going the Sikaflex route. This is a Todds product.




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Old 06-01-2014, 11:22 PM
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Sikaflex weekend;



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Old 07-19-2014, 10:25 PM
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Default Fiberglass!

Feels like I should be building a Corvette or a composite plane. Should be done with glass and resin for a while.


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Old 07-20-2014, 07:24 AM
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Looks like the most difficult part of the build is done, Blain. Congratulations!

I did the Sika Flex thing and so far it is good. The process is messy when applied but once it is cured it appears bullet proof.

Your wind screen finish is great. I was dreading it and as it turned out, the local auto paint shop guy who came to the hangar for some painting did it for me, he said he does that sort of work all the time on cars. I don't know what product he used but it went on easy and sanded easy. There is stuff on the market these days that is better and easier to work with than the old technology of micro balloons with epoxy.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:34 PM
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Masked up and ready for primer

In the booth after primer

And after color
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:06 PM
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Out of paint, color sanded and buffed.

And on her own legs;
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