Priming the Top Wing Skins

I was able to get all 4 top wing skins primed tonight. They’re ready for dimpling, and then riveting!  It looks like my pitot mast should be here in a day or so, which is pretty good timing, as thats about when I’ll need to get it installed.  I grabbed … Continue reading

Priming the Leading Edge Parts

Time to prime!  I was able to completely prime all of the leading edge parts for both wings in this session, including the access cover and plate for the stall horn.  I also realize my AKZO is past its shelf life, but it seemed to spray just fine and I … Continue reading

Priming the Aileron Skins and Stiffeners

I was pretty happy with the way the Alodine treatment turned out last night, so I figured I would go ahead and lay down some AKZO primer on them to see how well it sticks.  This is going to be a small primer session, with only doing the stiffeners and … Continue reading

Priming the Flaps

I recruited some help for priming my flaps 🙂  Tammy took Acacia to my parents to babysit, and she wound up helping me scuff, clean and prime both flaps.  This step takes a lot of work, and once you start, you have to complete the session.  Once you scuff the … Continue reading

Priming the Last Parts of the Empennage!

Well, tonight was priming night, and its the last priming session for the entire empennage! I am kind of glad to be honest, spraying AKZO is an ordeal with all the PPE and prep work that has to be done.  However, it leaves an absolutely awesome primed surface, that is … Continue reading

Priming a Few Parts For the Right Elevator

I started off tonight by priming a few little odds and ends for the right elevator. I had missed the little doublers in my first round somehow, and I needed to prime the replacement counter balance skin too. I decided to mix up a very small amount of AKZO and … Continue reading

Priming the Rudder and Right Elevator

Priming and Stiffeners….the two things I like the least on this build.  But, you can’t have an airplane unless you do these two things.  I have been holding back several bits of work in order to batch all my priming into one big job, and tonight I planned to tackle … Continue reading