Today, I started locating the door strut brackets on the cabin top and the door. I have the PlaneAround strut brackets, which are machined with
Just like the other day’s work on the left door, today I match drilled the right door pins, sized up the door blocks, got the
Using the McMaster door seals required me to sand back the edges of the door opening in the cabin top to an even 1/4″ from
With the cabin top on, I was able to continue fitting the doors. I wanted to leave myself a safe margin on trimming the edges
I actually scared myself a bit. As I was leaving for work, I figured I’d pop the door open to see how the epoxy I
I’ve really been itching to make some good progress on the plane, so I took today off from work! The first few hours of my
More work on the pilots side door fit, and some sanding and more filling on the passengers side door gutters.
Happy 4th of July! I’m celebrating by continuing the door fitting. The pilots side of the cabin top had a few lower spots around the
Mostly more work on the door gutters today. Filling and sanding. I ended by adding a little more filler to the tops of the doors
Most of my time tonight was spent doing a little more door gap work. I also installed the external door handles (even though they won’t
I’ve been waiting to do the final door gaps until I had the doors and cabin top flush with each other. And I wasn’t able
All kinds of door (and other) stuff tonight. First, I did some more door gap work. After that, I got the mounts drilled for my
More work on getting the pilots door gaps dialed in. Afterwards, I worked on cover plates for the door hinge pockets. Because of the way
Today, I started by working on the area where the hinges sit against the cabin top. There are pockets that the hinges sit in, and
Just more sanding and filling on the doors and cabin top hinge pockets.