Canopy painting: 2.4 hours

Painted the inside of canopy frame. After 8 months of sanding I can call it done!

With the canopy complete all major airframe construction is finally complete after 4 years. Items left for later are engine cowl, wheel pants, and wing gap fairings. Next up is Avionics install. Hoping to have this sled on its gear and moved to the garage for engine install by next summer.


Canopy: 5.0 hours

Sanded aft canopy flange to fix some high spots. Sanded primed areas of canopy frame and taped frame and canopy for proseal. 

Added proseal to flange to canopy overlap.
Sanded instrument sub panel.

Canopy priming: 3.5 hours

Sanded micro and sprayed more primer to touchup areas. Sanded various areas on inside of canopy frame. Masked canopy for proseal.


Canopy prime: 3.2 hours

Primed and sanded canopy. Filled pin holes and added micro to cover a couple of low spots.


Canopy sanding: 1.7 hours

Sanded canopy micro. Taped off canopy for priming.


Canopy micro: 2.4 hours

Added micro to remaining low spots.


Canopy sanding: 2.0 hours

Sanded epoxy skim coat.