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More Fairing Work

More sanding work on the fairing seams. On the right is a pic of the elevator after sanding the first coat of filler. West Systems 410 fills nice and sand like a charm. Glad I’m using it.

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The pic to the left shows the horizontal fairing gap finished off and sanded. The gap between the elevator and the HS fairing is about 1/8 inch as the plans calls for. It took a little bit of time to sand and shape this gap, but I think it will look nice after paint.’

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This shows the elevator and HS seams after the first coat of filler has been sanded. Man, the shop is a mess! Dust all over the place. No use cleaning up now until all this fairing work is done. Mask and eye protection are the tools of the week lately.

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Here’s a closeup of the hs fairing after a layer of 2 ounce glass was epoxied on, followed by a top coat of 410 filler. Sorry, no pictures of the glass going on. To much epoxy dripping around. You can see the process I followed HERE. Great little tutorial on doing glass work. Sanded down to smooth with 220 grit sandpaper. This part is ready for a coat of primer to see how it looks. I think it will be just fine.

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This is the elevator fairing after sanding down the layer of glass. It’s pretty smooth as it is, but I will put a final thin layer of 410 over this and it will be finished. All in all this process has taken a little time, but I think it will look great and I have to wait for the wings to get here anyways, so why not?

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