April 15, 2004
Had some interrupted days, but got back at it.
Countersunk the holes in the spars and stringers. Here's a couple
shots. Be careful
when doing the end holes. You may go too deep.
Re-made my HS-1008 part on the left. Had a minor flaw in mine, and a
odering parts from Van's, so he picked me up a new piece of stock to
from. A whole $2.05 and it's now great.
All the parts laid out after deburring.
Now for the alodining process again. This worked well. Have
some parts soaking
in Alumiprep, while some soak in alodine, and then some sit in a rinse
All that pretty gold. I told my kids I was building my airplane
out of gold...they were
A closer shot.
Dimpled all the skins. Didn't even hose one up on this whole
More dimpled holes. Once again, highly recommed the pneumatic
And by the way, that deburring of all of the holes takes a darn long
All my dry alodined parts.
Back to priming them all.
Ran out of primer after priming the inside of the nose of the
skins. Shoot, now
it took an extra 1/2 hour of primer mixing time. I didn't alodine
the skins, just
scuffed them with scotchbrite and sprayed them.
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