Lower Cowl Challenges and Features

Update to “This Sucks, But not enough,”: From the last post, there was a lot of discussion on Facebook about my vacuum bagging failure, which is great. My main goal in blogging is to share my learnings with other interested people. There is a treasure trove of information in the Facebook comments, and once IContinue reading “Lower Cowl Challenges and Features”

This Sucks, but not enough

Yesterday was another one of those days in the Garaggio. The day started out amazing with a breakfast flight in the Legacy up to Sedona. A classmate from the first airline I worked for, Ryan, was in town on a layover, so . During the project tours, Ryan asked if I ever had bad daysContinue reading “This Sucks, but not enough”

Preparation

I was hoping to have Tool Cowl Serial Number 2 done by today. But as these project go, multiply time estimates by 2 and add a couple weeks, cost estimates by 3 and add one aviation unit. You’ll be close. The last few days I have been distracted with errands, maintenance on the Legacy (itContinue reading “Preparation”

Prepping For Mold Making

Saturday and Sunday were all about prepping for mold making. As you saw in the last post, the surface was very good as evidenced by the reflections. In the video, you will see more reflections and even better ones from yesterday morning when I called it quits on contour sanding. The majority of the timeContinue reading “Prepping For Mold Making”

Wet Sanding, New Tools, and a Visitor

The last two days were filled with wet sanding the aft top tool cowl. Last we left off, I had sprayed black primer on the surface. This was to give me a guide coat. As you start sanding the primer on the highs sands away and the low spots remain black. This gives more ofContinue reading “Wet Sanding, New Tools, and a Visitor”

Rear Engine Top Cowl

This is going to be a bit of a longer post, so please bear with me. I am going to try to get the blog up to date as of today, then keep it current going forward…. WHAT??? It could happen. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, the cowls don’t fit. Neither frontContinue reading “Rear Engine Top Cowl”