I had somebody ask me the other day what I meant by "deburring". Well since I just started working on the flaps I figured the timing was good to show you what I mean. I always try to edge debur as the first step in any new assembly...it tends to save on bandages.
|The weather this year was almost perfect. The sunset in this picture was spectacular.
|Of course we had to send this selfie to a friend who "forgot" this was Arlington fly-in weekend. The best part was he was still at work while we were here. Sorry Martin! (not)
|I thought the scene for the Friday airshow was very pretty so I took this picture. Some ominous looking clouds in the background but they sure made for some great pictures.
|Here is the pile of parts that need deburring for the flaps alone. There are probably 50 different items here. On this pile alone I probably spent 6-8 hours deburring.
|This is what the edge of a rib looks like when it comes from Van's. See all the rough edges and burr's?
|Here is what it looks like after several minutes of filing and buffing.
|Even the skins need to be deburred. This one wasn't too bad. Some of the skins are so sharp they cut fingers quite easily.
|A little hard to get the focus right but you get the idea.