Desert Center Wing Repair - 2/1/2007

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Thursday, after putting some heating blankets on the micro since the wing was stored in a cool place, I stayed late after work and reminded myself just how much I hate sanding :-). I was not willing to use a power sander to do the contouring (although some of the really good bodywork guys do that), so I spent 3.5 hours hand sanding everything with a sanding block and 40 grit. I got the contouring pretty good, but there were many voids and pinholes, and I still had the rear of the lower winglet and the "patch" to micro. By 8 PM I was too beat to do the next round of microing, so I left that for Saturday.

Here's the outer micro after 40 grit contour sanding

Here's the aileron micro after 40 grit contour sanding

Here's the wing top surface micro after 40 grit contour sanding

 


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