It was a productive weekend!
Saturday I spend the day getting things done around the house. Knocking out a long honey-do list. In the afternoon, I was able to prep and prime the remaining HS parts. There are so many pieces it took 3 solid hours to prep and prime.
I have the B2VT coming up on June 11th, so I got what will probably be my last long training ride on Sunday. I was able to knock out 80 solo miles. I had planned to work a bit on the plane afterwards, but was pretty wiped. So I decided to nix that idea.
Today I was able to spend a bunch of time starting the final assembly and made good progress.
I was able to rivet together the stringers and stringer web, the basic skeleton to the front spar, the nose ribs to the skins, the front spar to the nose ribs, and started riveting the skins to the front spar. A couple of pictures of today’s progress.
Looks very familiar! Hope you’re enjoying it…
I am enjoying it! More so than I thought!
It’s really fun when a major piece starts coming together.
What are you using for primer?
Same as you. Ekoprime White.
Ah, nice. I’ve been pretty happy with it. I think my wife is too. She doesn’t even know when I’m in the garage priming. No smell at all. Good stuff!
I’ve been happy with the primer too. I’ve had trouble getting smaller parts to stay still while spraying, but I think that’s because I’m shooting against a solid surface with no place for the air to go. So next round of priming I’m going to set up a wire-mesh style table to lay things out on so the spray can go through it. Hopefully that’ll solve that issue.
Forgot to mention.
SEM 42013 Grey High Build Primer – 16 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PKX16A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_54FJxb1QGWN17
This looks almost identical to the eko prime. I use it when I have one or two parts to prime and don’t feel like getting the air sprayer out.
Thanks Charlie! I’ll order one now…
Sometimes I feel like I keep Amazon Prime in business… haha