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Old 07-18-2017, 01:39 PM   #76
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I seem to remember when I visited your hangar a few years ago that the wings were already covered? Maybe I'm mis-remembering.
Definitely.

You might have seen me covering the rudder, which was 5 years back...


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Old 07-20-2017, 11:13 PM   #77
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Looks nice and neat.....and hot!


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Getting ready to cover the other side. This is the last of the fabric work on the plane. When I put in the last stitch, I am going to have a mini cheese n wine party. For those interested, I am double covering the leading edge, so, no finish tapes at the front.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:29 AM   #79
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Beej It is looking fantastic! Thanks for the tips too! Flush it shall be!
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:22 PM   #80
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Getting closer! Stitching is now done, except for one knot on the underside; I am leaving that till one evening next week, when I will tie the last ceremonial knot over a bottle of wine and some cheese :0). I decided to add finishing tape to the rear spar area, since the fabric scallops down close to the spar in between the ribs, the black lines you see is Ekofill primer, this is to create a barrier so the Ekobond glue doesn't seep through the fabric and create a sticky contact area on the spar.
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way to go beej.
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Nicely done, Beej ! Congrats... I'll raise a pint tonight to your accomplishment !
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:18 PM   #83
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Looking really nice, Beej!
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Looking great! This is going to be flying in no time!
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Well. tonight was a major milestone - the last knot! It had been sat there since last week waiting on the underside of the top wing while I finished taped one side. So, I decided to have a 'last knot celebration' with some cheese and wine. In hindsight, looking at us all with red wine, precariously hovering over the fabric makes me shiver with anxiety.... :-O

So, finish-tape the final side, then it's officially on to the paint job.
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Great Job! What a huge accomplishment! Canít wait to see you in the air!
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Realistically, I think I am a year away from final assembly, judging by Smizo's paint job of around 600 hours as an estimate.... :0(
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Realistically, I think I am a year away from final assembly, judging by Smizo's paint job of around 600 hours as an estimate.... :0(
That sounds about as optimistic as it gets Beej, good attitude!
600 hrs., that's 12 hrs. a week for a year (assuming you take 2 weeks vacation)

But it is all attitude, isn't it?
And the occasional bottle of wine celebration

Me, lately I got tons of attitude
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Congrats beej!!!
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600 hours sounds about right. I think I had about 750 in cover and paint.

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keep up the good work.
looks like its all coming together now. painting is the fun part.


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