Primed canopy frame. Began sanding high spots. Continted sanding empennage fairing.
Added fiberglass lenght to bottom empennage gap fairings.
Cut out stainless firewall foil for engine mount.
Final sanded canopy frame. Began sanding empennage fairing.
Added micro to empennage fairing. Like frosting on a cake.
Spent some off the clock time sanding out some scratches where epoxy made its way onto the canopy bubble. Highly recommended adding packing tape to the front end before floxing.
Home made drill bushings to match drill 3/16 pilot holes. Rigid tube OD reduced .005 with a cordless drill and a file.
Had to use a jack to get proper top mount hole spacing.
Drilled firewall for engine mount 3/8 bolts.
I think it’s good!?
Added epoxy to canopy frame bulkheads to fill pinholes.
Sanded aft edge of canopy. Added micro to low spots. Countersunk canopy rivet holes with Dremel stone bit.
Sanded aft edge of frame and added additional micro to cover air pockets. Sanded flox flange smooth. Fabricated 3/16 bushings as an engine mount hole guide.
Added more micro to flange and top of canopy frame.
Added miro to aft edge of frame to fill in gaps.
Sanded canopy flange edge for bonding later. Just about ready to prime and paint. Began drilling firewall for engine mount.