Painted the glare shield

I traced the forward edge of the canopy onto the skin with a sharpie. Removed the canopy from the frame and set aside in a safe spot. Removed the frame from the fuselage. Masked off the glare shield, scuffed it, and wiped it down with solvent and a tack cloth. Sprayed it with two coats of Rustoleum Painters Touch flat black.

 

Next, I’ll mask off the skin and spray the rest of the frame with dark gray to match the rest of the interior.

 

Today’s Time (hours): 2.0
Finish Kit (hours): 47.0
Total Time (hours): 777.0

 

 

Primed all the parts

Wiped everything down with acetone and shot everything with P60G2 Primer.

 

Painted the outboard bays flat black so it looks decent when seen through the landing light lenses. Kinda wish vans provided some sort of reflector or housing.

 

Dimpled a lot of nut plates. Riveted them to the splice strips, the inspection plate doubler. and the landing light backing plates, and the landing light brackets.

 

Clecoed the inspection port doubler to the skin and riveted in place.

 

Clecoed the ribs to the left skin and drilled the tie-down hole.

 

Made it about half way through riveting the left leading edge before calling it a night.

 

 

Today’s Time (hours): 6.0
Wing Time (hours): 107.0
Total Time (hours): 318.0