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?”

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”

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”

Moving right along

The garaggio needed a little maintenance today. Last night, a roller on the garage door broke. luckily the door didn’t fall apart or come crashing down. So we started the workshop session by replacing the roller. On to the EZ. I started contouring the micro light patches that were applied yesterday. They all sanded outContinue reading “Moving right along”

This and that

Today we had Greg in the Garaggio. It’s probably our last opportunity to work together in 2013. When Greg got here we reviewed the progress since he was last here and got to work. Greg started by working on seams for the gear doors and the landing brake. The seams, to this point have beenContinue reading “This and that”

“Center, we are looking for lower.”

Today was a bunch of little things. I dressed the edges of the landing brake and re-installed it. I also got the remaining surface of the gear leg/fuselage intersection fairing laid up. Then I turned my attention to the nose gear doors. I have never been happy with the ones that I have, or theContinue reading ““Center, we are looking for lower.””

Rough River Motivation Episode 6

The morning was spent flying as safety pilot for some instrument approaches. It was a beautiful day for flying, glad I wasn’t under a hood! After that was done, it was to the Garaggio to work. Greg and I got the cowl and landing brake prep sanded for micro application. In addition, the seam formsContinue reading “Rough River Motivation Episode 6”