On the RV I have made some progress but most of it is pretty small stuff that take a lot of time. One disappointing thing to mention... today I decided to see if the carbon fiber layup I did last month was going to be usable. I don't remember if I mentioned it but one of the epoxy pumps came apart when I was doing the work and as a result the mixture was wrong. Well, it failed. The panel was not usable and in fact it was very soft in the middle. Too bad...expensive lesson.
Ok on to the pictures for the past week or so...
|Here is the canopy frame when I first started fitting it to the fuselage.|
|And here it is after I manged to do a little wrestling with it. Nothing that a nice tubing cutter couldn't handle. In this picture you can see the shim I had to add to the aft end of the roll bar to get it perpendicular to the fuselage.|
|This picture shows the roll bar and the canopy frame from the front co-pilot side. Pretty good actually.|
|And here it is from the pilot side.|