Operation Prime Part 8

I can sum up today in about 4 sentences. Greg was here today and we started by sanding the remaining spot filler patches on the wing, then washed and rinsed the wings. Greg finished the contour sanding on the epoxy wipe on the ailerons, washed/rinsed, and prepped for primer. And in between we did aContinue reading “Operation Prime Part 8”

Operation Prime Part 7

Yesterday’s priming went better than I thought. The coverage was good except in one area where you can still see structure through the primer. I spent quite a lot of time with 120 and 180 grit sanding through the eggshell texture of the primer. It took a while to get to this point, and inContinue reading “Operation Prime Part 7”

Operation Prime Part 6

Well, we finally did it we got the first coat of primer on the wings. But before we get to that in the post, we have to talk about this morning. Jon came over to work on the airplane today so we divided and conquered. I fit the rudders to the winglets and validated thatContinue reading “Operation Prime Part 6”

Two for the price of One

I didn’t get a chance to do a blog post yesterday due to social obligations. Rest assured that I did get to work on the Ez, even if it was only about 4 hours. I spent most of that time prepping the winglets and rudders for their spar layups. I was hoping to get the layupsContinue reading “Two for the price of One”

Swinging Ri… Rudders

Today was one of those days when the weather was so nice outside that time just flew by with the doors on the Garaggio open. In fact it flew by so quickly that I only completed a little over half of what I set out to do today. No worries as everything I got done todayContinue reading “Swinging Ri… Rudders”

Operation Prime: Part 4

We will see how many “parts” to this series of blog posts it takes to actually prime something. It is kind of like the old TV commercials, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop? How many days of contour sanding does it take to get toContinue reading “Operation Prime: Part 4”

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”

Still, no genie

Greg and I spent a ton of time today, rubbing the airplane with the stick of pain, and still no genie, no three wishes… But we did get the right wing and strake into basic contour. I’m actually very happy with them. You can see shadowing of the underlying structure most everywhere, which is kindContinue reading “Still, no genie”

Hood Work & Stick of Pain

Today we had to do a flight review for Greg and get him instrument current. So we had to get the hood (view limiting device) out and do some flying. Guess it pays to be a flight instructor. That took most of the day but I was still able to get a few hours inContinue reading “Hood Work & Stick of Pain”

Todays Episode Brought to you by Sweet Martha’s Cookies

Anyone else recall how every episode of Sesame Street started with “today’s episode brought to you by the letter [A]?” Well today’s Garaggio session is brought to you by sweet Martha’s Cookies. For those of you who have never been to the Minnesota State fare, your missing out. One of the staple sod the fairContinue reading “Todays Episode Brought to you by Sweet Martha’s Cookies”