The Big Canopy Layup

Cheryl helped tremendously and we laid up the canopy fairing fiberglass. I think it turned out nicely so far, hopefully not too much sanding…

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Lots of Progress

Cheryl helped me all day on the airplane! We got a lot done. Cheryl sanded down the leading edge of the canopy to prep for the fiberglass fairing. She then filled the edge with epoxy and micro balloons.
We modified the lower rudder cap to clear the tail spring and added some fiberglass reinforcement.

I installed the center console to prep for running the throttle and prop cables.

I also installed the lower exhaust.

Last, I added the heat control lever.

Canopy!

A huge team effort by Gary, Cheryl, Matt and Nick resulted in the canopy being glued onto the frame. We used sikaflex and clamped the heck out of the back and sides, the front was weighted down with 70 pounds of sand. Now we wait for a few days for the Sika to cure…