Alright, before we get too busy getting excited about two posts in a row, let’s talk a little about Christmas. This year, we decided to do a Christmas tree. A few Saturday’s ago, we ventured out into the cold (it was pretty warm) and cut down our own tree (no we didn’t, we bought it from the farmer’s market).
Anyway. There are three interesting pictures from the day.
Now it needs some presents. Send me some presents.
Let’s get back to building, shall we?
Tonight, high on the excitement of flipping the right wing over, I decided to get some more aluminum down from storage.
These two pieces are the Aileron Gap Fairing and the Flap Brace.
Turns out these have been in the garage for over a year now, so when I pulled off the blue vinyl, there was some residual…well…residue.
I scuffed these up quickly (I’ll do this more completely when I’m about to prime) and got out the right aileron brackets. The top of the inboard bracket was interfering on my wing (like everyone else’s before me), so like them, I ground down the top corner a little with the scotchbrite wheel.
Here’s the flap brace, looking inboard.
The flange on the inboard most section is sitting a little funny, so tomorrow, before matchdrilling, I’ll see if I can’t straighten this out a little.
30 short minutes tonight, but it’s better than nothing.