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Date:  10-27-2013
Number of Hours:  1.50
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Brief Description:  Wheel Pants & Canopy

Worked on the wheel pants:
- Sanded the 2nd wheel pant
- Added fiberglass to the aluminum reinforcing I added to the interiors. The reinforcing was epoxied in place, but that's not enough to hold the, so the glass is supposed to do that.
- Did this to both wheel pants


Had my wife help me lay the canopy over the fuselage to get a first look. The lower horizontal edges are noticably bowed out, so I can see where the stress along these edges would cause any stress riser at any drill hole, to crack.

I'll get my wife to help me with the first cuts tomorrow, at the back edge of the canopy. The installed COM antenna keeps the canopy from going back very far, so I'll start by cutting down the rear edge of the canopy, and them mark for the front and cut there.
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Wheel pant fiberglass with peel-ply.

Wheel pant fiberglass with peel-ply.

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Canopy laid over for a first look.

Canopy laid over for a first look.

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Some blue painter's tape to hold it in place and get a feel for where the cuts will go.

Some blue painter's tape to hold it in place and get a feel for where the cuts will go.

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