I’m Over Finishing Work

VERY. OVER. IT! Putting stuff on parts only to sand most of it back off, rinse and repeat is getting old. Luckily I’m feeling like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. As of today, there are only 2 major components that haven’t seen any primer yet. The canopy and the mainContinue reading “I’m Over Finishing Work”

Daylight in the Swamp

That is grandpa’s line for waking up sleeping kids, grand kids, etc. especially when there was work to be done. When the iPhone alarm went off at 0545 this morning, it was obnoxious. I thought to myself, I’d rather hear “Daylight in the swamp,” come ringing down the hallway. Either way, it did the trick…Continue reading “Daylight in the Swamp”

“Those Days”

Today was one of, “those days.” I got home late enough last night that it really was this morning. I didn’t get out to the shop as early as I would have liked because not only did I need the sleep, but I had to play plumber. The water heater decided to start leaking yesterdayContinue reading ““Those Days””

Bonus day in the Garaggio

I didn’t have to go back to Phoenix today, so that means bonus day in the Garaggio. I really need to send a Starbucks card to crew scheduling, because that couldn’t have been a better trip to be assigned. 🙂 This morning started with getting a coat of primer on the control surfaces, which isContinue reading “Bonus day in the Garaggio”

Wake Up Call

Those of you who know me know that I am not really a morning person. The different time zones I work in, plus the fact that I rarely can go to bed before midnight are not conducive to early mornings. The hustle and bustle of this week also compounded the desire to sleep in.  IContinue reading “Wake Up Call”

Learning has occurred

I learned from last nights mistakes and didn’t push it today. I had time constraints, so I decided I wasn’t going to push an end of day priming session, and either screw it up or be late. Good news is, Jon and Greg were able to come over to help today, so we still got aContinue reading “Learning has occurred”

Haste makes…. Lesson learned.

Short post for what seems like an eternity of sanding today. Started with sanding the primer on the canard. As expected, there were a few places that spot putty was required. However, many fewer places than the wings. I attribute that to the hours spent on the contour of the canard. Then I went toContinue reading “Haste makes…. Lesson learned.”

Mom will not be amused…

Today, in fact the last two days, have been jam packed with dusk until well after dawn activity. Mom always worries about me getting sleep and rest, so I’m sure mom will not be amused at the last few days… She reads these pages, so I’m sure I will get a “What in the HContinue reading “Mom will not be amused…”

Sand off, prime on

Had to leave for work today, so only got a few hours in the shop. I sanded off the spot putty from yesterday. Then sanded the left wing out. Washed, dried, and put another coat, two passes, of primer on. I wanted to do three, but ran out of time. More next week.