One task I did get accomplished this week was to put the close tolerance bolts in. When the wings were mounted last week we used a couple of temporary bolts and I was worried about how hard the final bolts would be to put in. Turns out it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I still have to put a few of the nuts on and torque the bunch but the worst part is done.
On with the show....what there is of it anyway.
|See that gap where my fingers are? Well thats all the room I had to work between the wings and the fuselage. Needless to say I had to find other creative ways to run the wiring that needed to span that gap.|
|I took this picture as I was installing the outside air temperature probe. Man, it sure is dusty in there!|
|I managed to get some primer on the horizontal stabilizer tips.|
|The empennage fairing has a bunch of pinholes that need to be filled. This is the first attempt at that task. Here I used a batch of epoxy with a squeegee to try to fill as many as possible.|
|I had a little epoxy left over so I went ahead and started the process of finishing the nose gear fuselage fairing.|
|The lower cap on the rudder got its final resting place made permanent.|
|And, the top of the rudder gets a little smoothing love.|
|First coat of pin hole filler on the top of the engine cowling is layered on here.|