Since the baggage pods attach to the wings, I think I’ll annotate their build in Chapter 19.
Since I’m back in full on house update mode, I am only allowing myself about 2 hours a day to work on any airplane build related stuff. Starting in on my first 2 hour mini-build session I decided to get some of the prep work knocked out on the baggage pods.
The first task was to sand the depression all away around the seam down the front of the pylon and the body of each baggage pod. Below you can see the baggage pod on the left has been sanded while the one on the right has not.
And here’s the bottom side seam sanded as well. The depression that Gary Hunter created about the seam is deep enough to handle 3 plies of BID.
Here we have both baggage pods’ forward sections sanded about the seams.
I then laid up 3 plies of 2″ wide BID tapes around the seams & inside the depression on one of the baggage pods.
Tomorrow I’ll lay up the 3-ply BID reinforcement layup on the other baggage pod. There’s also a layup that needs to completed on the TE of the pylon, which I will get to over the next couple of days.