Wipe your

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”

Wipe on, Squeegee Off

I got done today with my on call shift for the week, and was able to get home at a reasonable time. So I got a little bit of Garaggio time after dinner. I started by taking the top cowl off the airplane and sanding the filler that I put on last week to repairContinue reading “Wipe on, Squeegee Off”

Garaggio time cut short

Workshop time was limited to about an hour and a half today due to the “Tuesday in Fall” airline schedule reductions. Which meant I had to leave on the 11:30 flight today instead of the 2:30 flight to get to work. So I found a small project to work on. The front seam on theContinue reading “Garaggio time cut short”

Third times the charm for N1614J

There are some things I haven’t blogged about that I need to fill people in on. I didn’t write about them mostly because they weren’t done in the Garaggio and I didn’t really think too much about documenting them at the time, or they were part of a larger story I figured could be toldContinue reading “Third times the charm for N1614J”

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”

Canardgate Day 63

My trip today starts at 2300 in Phoenix, so that gave me some time in the morning to work on the airplane. Yea, more sanding on the canard. I spent a lot of time on the elevator slot today which is where the contour need the most work. The elevator slot involves lots of detailContinue reading “Canardgate Day 63”

The Gang’s all here

Not only has it been a while since I have been in the workshop, but my regular helpers have been missing in action for a while too. Both due to their own reasons. But today, both Jon and Greg were able to be in the Garaggio with me. It really jumpstarted the return to progressContinue reading “The Gang’s all here”

After Oshkosh, a nibble on the Elephant

It has been almost a month since I have posted on the Garaggio. Thats mostly because it has been a month since I have been able to spend any time in the workshop. The AirVenture Cup and Oshkosh both suck up a lot of time. I was lucky to get time off work for bothContinue reading “After Oshkosh, a nibble on the Elephant”