I started off today spending about 45 minutes sanding the micro I applied to spots on the front canopy lip.
I had embedded some nutplates under the interior canopy skin, so I also drilled those out to make them functional.
I then got to work on the line of flocro that I placed under the left edge of the canopy to straighten out and help fill in the gaps of my “B” canopy seal. It was still a bit rough when I finished, and I need to do some more work on it as I dial in the “B” seal fitting.
With my extra micro from the layup last night, I also filled in the holes and divots on the canopy cross brace piece… especially both ends where it meets the canopy frame. I then sanded them today.
After all my tasks were done on the canopy, I remounted it on the fuselage. Here’s the left side after I redid the edge.
And a look down the line. Much, much better than before. Not perfect, but a heck of a lot better!
Left side BEFORE:
And the reworked right side as well.
And another close-up view down the line. Again, a LOT better than before.
Right side BEFORE:
I also reinstalled the canopy latch system & handle and messed around with that for a little bit. It gave me enough data to tweak the CAD file for the triangular interconnect piece and then reprint another one.