I didn’t get a lot done today on the plane build, but I did spend a couple of hours cleaning up the gear fairing layups from last night.
I started by pulling the 2″ wide peel ply off the LE of both sides of the fairings. I cleaned up the peel ply boogers and then cleaned up the top & bottom fairing edges by trimming away the excess glass with the Fein saw. I then cut the glass on the LE with the Fein saw using the protective duct tape edge as a guide. I didn’t take any pics of this until after I finished taping the cut line along the fairing TE with blue painters tape. I then cut both TE edges and cleaned up the LEs & TEs with my sanding board.
Here’s a shot of left side gear fairing LE. You can see all the other edges have been trimmed & cleaned up as well.
A shot of the gear fairings after getting trimmed & cleaned up.
I then started planning the belly scoop for my RAM air, much along the line as what James Redmon has on his Berkut 13.
I have a lot of errands to take care of tomorrow, so I probably won’t get much done beyond pondering my brake line interconnect between the long aluminum lines and the 9.5″ braided stainless steel lines at the brake calipers.