Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spannering and Painting

Richard has already volunteered to come over on Monday evening, so we had a bit of a session on the Beast.  Stripped out everything hanging on the right wing, installed some rivnuts so that we didn't need to fish around inside the wing for nuts ever again, and Richard came up with some improvements to the mountings for the fuse and relay boxes.  So now they are held on by something more substantial than tiewraps and goodwill.

Part of the reason for this was to slap some white Hammerite onto the wing, to cover up the grey primer and rust.  It's not exactly up to Sistine Chapel standard, but a couple of coats of Hammerite does cover a multitude of sins. 

That happened on Tueday and tonight (Wed) it's back together.  Now I've given the other wing the Good News by unbolting everything removeable and blasting it with the pressure washer.  Just needs a quick going over with a wire brush, and that'll be ready for paint at the weekend - along with the front bulkhead, which is currently two-tone blue and white.

Got the race licences today as well, and put in the entry forms for DC and Qatar.  Still a load of odd jobs on the 'to-do' list, but we're getting there.

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