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Date:  6-2-2017
Number of Hours:  4.00
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Brief Description:  Spinner and Fillers

Work on the spinner continued today. The spinner rear bulkhead and propeller were mounted on the plane. The spinner fillers were clecoed to the rear bulkhead. The tail of the plane was raised to level the fuselage, then the blades were set with the newly supplied pitch pins, using pin #3.

The clearance between the rear of the propeller and the fillers was checked and marked for minor tweaking. After tweaking the clearance, the spinner and fillers were lightly sanded with 220 grit sandpaper to remove the gloss. These parts were then lightly sprayed with a sandable primer to expose the thousands of pinholes in the surface.

A very thin coat of spackling compound was squeeged on all of the exterior surfaces to fill the pinholes. This was allowed to dry, then most of the compound was sanded off with 220 grit, then 320 grit sandpaper. The parts were then re-primed, and the majority of the pinholes were filled.

Another round of fill, sand, and prime finished the job on the spinner, but the fillers still need another round.
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Spinner with first Squeeged Coat of Spackling Compound

Spinner with first Squeeged Coat of Spackling Compound

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Fillers

Fillers

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No Pinholes

No Pinholes

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