Only another 1.5 hours to 1500!!!!!!
I'm nowhere near finishing - so my initial time estimate has gone out the window. In all honesty we are looking at another 800 hours and 1.5 years to first flight I think.
I've attached the canopy securing cable and all seems well. I'm not super confident that the attachment eye hooks are secure enough. I may have a chat to Pete and see what he thinks.
As far as position goes though I think it's pretty good - the cable naturally sits back behind the seat when the canopy is closed.
I've added a layer of glass to the front wing pin bearings micro area so that's all done now.
It was too windy to get the wings out on the weekend so I spent the time prepping the cockpit for painting.
Last night I spent 3 hours putting the first coat on.
One more coat to go - looking good so far.
|Canopy securing cable in place|
|Canopy fully open - over centered nicely so shouldn't blow over in a gust of wind.|
|Closed position - with seat in the cable goes behind it.|
|Front wing pin bearing micro area now covered with a layer of glass|
|First coat of paint on (mostly!)|