Window masking, Door sills

Hours Worked = 2.75

Now that the windows are installed, and I’ve removed the protective outer film, I had to mask them off. I’m going to be covering the edges of the windows with a few layers of thin fiberglass, hopefully to prevent cracking around the edges of the windows. This is an issue that quite a few RV10’s have. It’s not a structural issue, just a cosmetic annoyance.

Because of the fiberglass window surround, I’m masking the windows a little inside where the fillet ends on the other side of the window.

Also, don’t do the masking in the order I did in the video. Since this video was captured, I’ve redid the masking. The best order for the tape is:

1: Put the fineline tape down where you want your final edge to be.
2: Cover the inner area of the window with paper and masking tape, but leave a gap between the fineline tape and the masking tape. That way when you remove the fineline tape after your edge is done, you don’t have to redo the inner masking.
3: Cover the gap between the fineline and masking tape with some 20mil thick PVC tape. I’ll talk more about this tape when I get to the actual fiberglassing.

After the masking, I worked on finishing up the fillet between the lower part of the door opening and the fuselage. This will visible when the plane is finished, so I took some time to make it look as nice as possible.

And finally, to see exactly what would be visible on the finished plane, I did some rough fitting of the Aerosport Products interior panels. I’ll do a fill video review of these panels in the near future, but for now, I can say that they look great, and they need very little (if any) trimming to get them to fit perfect. The only real trimming I’ve done so far is around the forward door pillar, and that’s because I departed from the plans and filled that area in.


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