Friday, October 5, 2018

Section: 45
Hours: 8

I decided to install a remote open oil door with a spring hinge in the upper cowl. The first step is to fabricate a fiberglass door panel. I used my vacuum bagging setup to do a simple lay-up using the metal oil door supplied with the kit as the mold. I sandwiched the layup between two panels of mylar so the part would have a nice surface finish.

Here is the layup in the vacuum bag.

I spent the rest of the day countersinking the holes and riveting the hinge parts to the cowling. I underset the rivets to prevent damage to the fiberglass.

The fit with the hinges riveted in place and the hinge pins inserted is not too bad :-)

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