The top retainer is from aluminum as well. It will be installed with 8-32 screws and additionally glued with PU.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Picture shows the right retainer, fabricated from aluminum. The lower retainer will be created from fibreglass.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The paint is done. I am satisfied with the result, easier than expected.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Everything is ready for the spraying the paint.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Before installing the windshield, the covered parts have to be painted. Since everything is installed, it’s necessary to do it in the garage. Therefore the garage need to be transferred into a paint booth.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Unpainted rivets on the painted cockpit parts give a nice finish. It looks really cool and will stay like this.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Instrument panel is finished. All holes are done, all parts painted. The instruments itself will be installed later. We decided to build removable panels. This way with a lot of screws we can unmount the front panels and easily work behind. Make maintenance and electrical work much easier.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The picture shows the epoxy system we used, all from R&G Faserverbundstoffe. Good stuff, probably much better than necessary for the simple, unstructural parts we had to make.Continue Reading... No Comments.
With the help of some friends the parts for the instrument panel were painted. 2K color from Mipa worked well and give a strong surface.Continue Reading... No Comments.
We acquired Nav/Strobe/Pos Lights from AveoEngineering. Great lights. No additional box required, no shielding of the cables necessary. The seem undestroyable and come with a lifetime warranty. With the epoxied position at the wings if has a nice shape.Continue Reading... No Comments.
To fix the stobe/position/nav lights at the tips we need to do some epoxy work. Resin with micro-ballons worked well. After sanding a nice fixing plate for the lights is ready at the wings.Continue Reading... No Comments.
In the end we had a nice wing tip end. Ready for priming and painting. Since we will mount the tips with screws, it is possible to remove them, so priming will be done when the whole airplane is painted.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last layer of the fibre glass work is a special peel off fabric. It gives a nice finish and prevents from sanding the otherwise waxy surface.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Second step is to lay fibre glass on the end. We used 3 layers of light fibre glass and gave special attention to get nice rounded corners.Continue Reading... No Comments.
First step of the fibre work at the wing tip is filling the gap with epoxy mixed with micro-ballons.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The lower end of the wing tip needs to be trimmed and glued together with epoxy resin. First picture shows the unglued end with a wooden stick inserted to get a nice end. As described in the manual the tip “droops” a bit at the lower end.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wing Tip is installed on right wing. The quality of the wing tip is much better compared to the rudder/elevator tips. Not much to rework. Only modifications I have to make is a appropriate place for the nav/strobe/pos lights.Continue Reading... No Comments.
I installed two computer fans for venting the windshield. A very easy installation. Seemed simpler to me than installing special ducting outlets. Below you can see the picture from the bottom. Foot heat will be transferred by the vents to the windshield and prevent it from getting foggy.Continue Reading... No Comments.