Sunday, November 3, 2019

Section: rudder, elevator
Hours: 6

SteinAir has been difficult to reach and slow to respond to my problem with the P1001 plug. I guess they have too much work and "special projects" going on :-(

While I am waiting for them, I decided to work on fiberglass finishing. I started with the rudder tips. I want to have smooth joins between the aluminum and fiberglass tip caps. The first step was to fill the intersection gap /seam and pull rivets with epoxy/micro ballon mix. After curing, I sanded the micro balloons down and then laid up a single layer of fiberglass tape over the seam. The fiberglass strip will prevent the joint from cracking later on as the airplane ages.

I also added filled the seam and pull rivets on the elevators.

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