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Old 03-13-2017, 09:27 PM
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Tom I must ask an even more basic question. What is that shiny silver material the airplane appears to be of??? How slow is it??? What screwdriver do you use?

This is in fun Tom!

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Old 03-14-2017, 06:27 AM
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Hey buddy, nice to hear from you. I miss those race days at M01, Memphis, good times! Thinking about Sun&Fun, are you going?
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:37 AM
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Doing good, in the Bahamas. Bonanzed in, out Friday. I will take GIII RG next year to SNF, OSH & I hope RNO.

Good to see u still in the shop. BTW I made an access door in the tailcone of the GIII. All composite & very pleased. CF reinforced.

Love to see Tom's work, all profit. I did on the F1. Tom I reacquainted myself with Al on the instrument panel. Still satisfying.

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Old 03-14-2017, 02:04 PM
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Hidden in the back of the builder's manual they mention this technique and I used it on the canopy on my -9 years ago.

Like Tom, it took me right around four hours to lay up the fiberglass and with the help of a lot of peal-ply strips, sanding it went very quickly.
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Old 09-15-2017, 12:28 AM
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What type of fillable primer did you use?
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:59 AM
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FWIW if I were to do another I would not use black electrical tape as an edge, I would get another color, probably white. It's hard to discern the point where the black tape and the black colored fiberglass layup meet when you are sanding.
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Old 09-15-2017, 10:16 AM
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Just out of curiosity, wouldn’t make it easier to impregnate the cloth first with resin in between two layer of plastic and then cut them in the sizes that is needed? It would take less resin to sand off and less of a chance for the edge strands to unravel. This is how I did my RV7 and turned out really good but I also saw VANs video which is the method that is used here.
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Old 09-15-2017, 10:36 AM
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FWIW if I were to do another I would not use black electrical tape as an edge, I would get another color, probably white. It's hard to discern the point where the black tape and the black colored fiberglass layup meet when you are sanding.
I like that tip. I've got a lot of blue, will use that.
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