I had a very welcome appearance from Greg today. He has been busy with trips and such that has kept him from the Garaggio when I have been around, and I have been working when he has been around. It was nice to have someone in the shop today, not only for the increased productivity,Continue reading “Greg and I”
Category Archives: Canopy
Are we there yet?
When I flew Beech 1900D’s for Skyway Airlines out of Milwaukee, we had a captain that was board by the time we had the gear in the wells. Probably because he had about 10,000 hours flying the ‘Beech Airliner’ around Wisconsin and da U. P. of Michigan. He had literally been there and done thatContinue reading “Are we there yet?”
Can we move on, please?!?
Today was my travel day back to work. But I woke up early enough to sand out the primer on the cowl and the epoxy wipe on the canard. Nothing new here. Have to add some spot putty then prime again. Sand, wash, rinse, repeat. Nothing to see here… Move along. On the way toContinue reading “Can we move on, please?!?”
Canopy! Finished doing the contouring of the micro on the canopy interior today. It took quite a bit longer than I anticipated due to sanding around all of the latch and hinge areas. Oh and taping everything off. In addition I had a visit from Jon and his mother, Peggy. He hadn’t seen the airplane sinceContinue reading “Wipe your”
Sitting on the job
Today stared with cleaning up the fuselage and vacuuming up all of the dust as well as cleaning off the canopy. The canopy had quite a bit of dust on it form all the sanding going on. All of this was in preparation for Sean, of Top Stitch Upholstery, to come over to work onContinue reading “Sitting on the job”
Go-on-git! Ugly Betty is no longer welcome here.
I went to bed early last night in order to get some rest so I could wake up early this morning, well early for me. It was one cup of coffee, really not enough, then out to the Garaggio. I finished the strake to longeron intersections and spent quite a bit of time with the spot putty,Continue reading “Go-on-git! Ugly Betty is no longer welcome here.”
Yesterday I finished with simulator training for work and completed my checkride. I am now type rated on the Airbus 320. More importantly, being done with the sim means I get some time at home, and thus time in the Garaggio. Both Jon and Greg were able to come by and help today. It was 70Continue reading “Operation Prime”
I decided to take the later flight back to training today so that I could get just one more thing done on the airplane. I was able to get the interior and canopy rail bottoms slathered in micro. It will get sanded out when I get home, hopefully with a new type rating.
Jon Myers had the day off, so he came over to help keep me motivated to sand. Which is kind of an oxymoron because if there is one thing he dislikes about this project, it is the sanding. We basically kept going where Greg and I left off yesterday. I continued on the cowl andContinue reading “Canopy Blues”
The day I look Forward to for NINE Months, and MVP
Winter in Minnesota lasts… well it lasts a long time. I have to keep the workshop doors closed after the temperature dips below about 70 degrees during the day. This is necessary to keep the epoxy and work surfaces/substrates warm enough that epoxy will wet out properly and layups will fully cure. Normally that meansContinue reading “The day I look Forward to for NINE Months, and MVP”