Continued wih lay up on left side of canopy. Sanded edges of previous layups. Just realized I was shorted a couple yards from AS. So as soon as I get the rest in I can finish the last layup.
Sanded second coat of micro. Cut 2.5″ fiberglass strips and began layup.
Sanded micro then added more micro to flat spots.
Sanded canopy to flange overlap. Applied micro to corners.
Positioned canopy over frame then applied Hysol 9430 to flange and canopy.
Finally bonded canopy to frame. Building the canopy is probably the hardest part so far. Still have a ways to go but I think it’s down hill from here, I hope!
Drilled striker anchor block for closed and taxi positions.
Installed remaining latch rod. Took a while to get the latching mechanism running smoothly especially the taxi latch rod. Some lube after everything is painted should make it perfect. Sanded and painted touch up areas. Installed gas strut.
Inside of canopy frame complete.
Sanded and primed seat back support then painted. Finished touch up painting canopy aft bulkhead and canopy rails. Added micro and epoxy skim coat to instrument sub panel.