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January 12, 2008: Saturday and PAINT day for
the airplane. Primer covers the airplane and it is almost ready to accept the coat
of YELLOW paint that will be the basic color of the entire airplane. The tail is
elevated to make it easier to paint the underside of the fuselage and the horizontal
The yellow urethane paint is being mixed back in the shop. I will have to
come back tomorrow or on Monday evening to get a photo of the painted airplane. That
is all for today.
January 13, 2008: I stopped by and found
Wendell working on his airplane. He had removed all the paper and tape after the
yellow paint had cured overnight. The painter said he wanted to remove the tape and
paper from the windsheild to be sure there is no flaking of the paint at the edges.
Here is a wider view of the airplane in its new color.
The tail section is looking GOOD! The rudder will be getting a
"Checker Board" blue pattern added to it, so it will be painted while it is
still OFF the airplane. The elevators are ready to be installed again.
Behind the spinner backplate, the safety wire is plainly visible on the six
propeller bolts to the crankshaft mounting plate and ring gear assembly.
The front plate on the propeller hub is also safety wired.
I had gotten into my car and was pulling away when I
noticed the color of the air filters on the hangar door - - YELLOW! It appears that
the exhaust system put in for the temporary paint booth did its job. That is why I
could find no yellow paint on the plastic that covered my airplane.
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