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”

Sanding, Sanding, oh and more Sanding! And a scale.

You guessed it, my day consisted mostly of sanding. I started by trimming yesterdays winglet and rudder spar layups, then sanded the flanges flush with the surfaces. I am quite happy with how the layups turned out. I have a few more little things I need to do to the rudder/winglet spars, but shouldn’t takeContinue reading “Sanding, Sanding, oh and more Sanding! And a scale.”

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”

Operation Prime: Part 5

I have no clue what happened, but I had five things on my list to work on today, and I worked on all five. I finished four of them. Maybe I worked more efficiently, maybe I had less distractions, maybe I was more realistic with planning my day, or maybe all of the above. ButContinue reading “Operation Prime: Part 5”

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”

Operation Prime, Part Duce

Its been a couple days since the last post, and I did get to work on the airplane for a short while sanding three days ago. There was not much to show for it so forgive me for not putting up a blog post and another picture of a microed surface that still needs work.Continue reading “Operation Prime, Part Duce”