The following is a brief and simple description of my construction of a Vans RV8 aircraft. Scroll down to the labels for a complete log of each section. Enjoy!
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Fitting the Cowling Pt.3
I'm shooting for a 1/32 gap all around.Horizontal split line.
Be careful when you are trimming not to round off the ends with your sanding block. This is what happened to my left aft side. Not terrible, but it could have been better.....
After a long day of trimming and sanding, I finally have a good fit on the vertical and horizontal sides. I think I've taken the bottom cowl off about a dozen times, by myself, mind you...Arrrgh!
Craftsmanship plays a HUGE role in the fitting of the cowl. Take your time!