HS Skin Prep Part 2 and some ribs too

Hours Worked = 3

Colleen is out of town on business for the next few days, so I had to enlist Sawyer’s help on the -10. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have thumbs, so he was only good for moral support.

Tonight was just like last night. I deburred all the holes on the second HS skin, then scuffed the insides to a matte finish so primer will adhere better. After the scuffing I completed the dimpling. Most of the dimpling is done on the DRDT dimpling frame (which I LOVE) but all the holes that can be reached with the pneumatic squeezer are done with that as it’s even faster.

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After the skin was finished, I dimpled all the holes on the ribs that will match up with dimpled holes on the skin. After that, I began to scuff the ribs for primer. As I’ve said before, this is kinda mindless work, so I’ve been using this time to get caught up with “The Walkind Dead”… a zombie TV series on AMC. I’ve just begun season two, so no spoilers please!

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Sawyer is on Zombie Watch

3 thoughts on “HS Skin Prep Part 2 and some ribs too

  • March 22, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    Looking good, Ed! Before you know it, you’ll be placing the order for the wings.

    I can see Sawyer’s enthusiasm in building the RV-10. I bet he is waiting to see what the back seats look like. It appears to me he really wants a stake in the construction. He looks strong enough to run the DRDT and I think he should give it a shot; it should be just like “shaking hands.” 🙂

    I don’t remember from browsing your site and would like to hear your views; are you planning to go QuickBuild at any point in the construction?

    Thanks in advance for responding!

  • March 22, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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    I might just have to try to teach Sawyer how to run the DRDT! That’s a great idea!

    As for which build option I am going with… it’s going to be the slow build. Time I have… disposable money? Not so much!

  • March 22, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    Good to know… I would be doing the SlowBuild myself too if I were in your shoes. Coin is a scarce resource and I think I would have much more personal satisfaction in doing more myself. Besides, it looks like a few hundred more enjoyable aluminum hours before starting work on everyone’s least favorite; fiberglass. I like your choice.

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