Operation Prime: Part 3

Had a lot of “other things” to do today, so that cut into Garaggio time. Short post tonight, as there isn’t much detail to give. I am still working towards being able to get primer on the rest of the exterior of the airplane. To that end, I contour sanded the ailerons and the places on theContinue reading “Operation Prime: Part 3”

What do you have here, an Airplane?

Today was one of those days that the airplane made a transformation before my eyes. Well before my eyes, Jon, and Greg’s. That’s right, all three of us in the workshop today. It was quite fun! We started by sanding. Jon started by finishing prep sanding the top of the left wing. While he wasContinue reading “What do you have here, an Airplane?”

ON, a wing

Today Greg was able to come over again, and we started by sanding all the epoxy wiped surfaces. This was the left wing lower surface as well as the aileron. It took quite some time, even with 80 grit. Even so, there are a few localized low spots that will need some prep before painting.Continue reading “ON, a wing”

Wipe ’em Wangs

Today I continued the wing finishing on the bottom of the left wing. For about 5 hours in the workshop, there is not a lot to report. There was a corner of the aileron/wing gap that needed to be widened just slightly, so I took care of that. Then the aileron was removed.  I thenContinue reading “Wipe ’em Wangs”

Magic Eye

You know those Magic Eye paintings? Yea, the ones that look like some randomized, repetitive pattern. But… if you squint your eyes just right, an image appears? The Ez is starting to look just like that to me. I had one of those moments today when Greg and I put the cowl back on, andContinue reading “Magic Eye”

Stay the Course

Today was 4 or 5 hours of sanding the epoxy wipe, and it sands like concrete! If I didn’t have such good results with the epoxy wipe on the cowl and landing brake, I would abandon it. But trust me, it is worth it. The landing brake had zero pin holes, and the entire bottomContinue reading “Stay the Course”

White is Beautiful

Yea, there is some audacity in the title, but bear with me. Today was a day with a lot happening in the Garaggio. In the morning I started by cleaning up yesterday’s gear intersection fairing layups. Basically trimming them, sanding the trailing edge to a nice tangent curve, and cleaning up any loose ends. IContinue reading “White is Beautiful”

A whole day, no Jeannie

Today turned into a day of nothing but sanding. I know, what a shocker, it’s a composite airplane. There is so much rubbing required a Jeannie should pop out with three wishes. Alas, today way not my day for granted wishes. I started with sanding down the landing brake since the primer was dry. LetContinue reading “A whole day, no Jeannie”

Onward to Primer

Today I contour sanded the epoxy wipe on the landing brake. I started with 220, and it took quite some time. I probably could have started with 80 or 120, and then switched to 220. I have received differing advice on what grit to use before applying the UV Smooth Prime. The manufacturer recommended betweenContinue reading “Onward to Primer”