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”

Wake Up Call

Jon literally woke me up today to get my butt out to the Garaggio. “I’m here,” was the text I was awoken by. Probably a good thing or I wouldn’t have gotten any work done on the EZ. We started by more sanding the bottom of the wings. We also did some spot filling ofContinue reading “Wake Up Call”

An object in motion…

tends to stay in motion, in a straight line and at a constant velocity unless acted upon by an outside force. Thanks Mr. Zim (high school) physics teacher. That’s the definition of momentum. Something that has been so very critical to progress and likewise so very paralyzing. If you talk to most builders they willContinue reading “An object in motion…”

Dudley’s Rant

For those of you who don’t know yet, Dudley is our Boston Terrier and sort of a mascot in the Garaggio. He had something to say about yesterday’s work session. Sorry the post is a day late, but his typing skills leave a bit to be desired. You know, I live a pretty tough life.Continue reading “Dudley’s Rant”

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”

For your viewing pleasure

Not a lot got done in the Garaggio today, but a lot changed! Those of you following along know what it meant yesterday when I told you that I washed the fuselage. That’s right, I put 4 coats of primer on the fuselage and strake undersides. Boy that had made all the difference in theContinue reading “For your viewing pleasure”

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”