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The last few days, I went on with the wheel fairings repairs. As usual with fiberglass it's only filling and sanding.
Today I shot a thin layer of primer and there still are some small areas needing attention. But I should be done tomorrow.
With some luck, we will have nice weather tomorrow and be able to get out for a small flight with or without the fairings.

Working time on this subpart
Today :  8h (Total : 139h)

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Catégorie: Assembly

Last time I was at the hangar, I uninstalled the wheel fairings and today I began the repair.
I first sanded around the cracks and glued everything back together adding one layer of fibercloth. I'll add a few more layers next time.

I also noticed that I had forgotten to make a nice filet inside the fairing which didn't help in my case. I added the filet and included a layer of fiber cloth.

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Today :  4h (Total : 131h)

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Before installing the fairings, I took the cowl off to lower idle a bit and inspect the firewall forward. All looks good.
This is the plane with all the fairings.

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Today :  3h (Total : 127h)

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Catégorie: Assembly

Today I installed the wheel fairings, it took a bit longer than expected as I had to widen the gap between the tire and the fairing.
I still have to install the gear leg fairings before resuming flight testing. I hope to gain a few knots on the top speed.

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Today :  4h (Total : 124h)

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Bad weather, so no flight. I did some small tasks by installing the fuel pump shroud, trying to find why the OAT is not working (maybe a faulty D-sub). I noticed that one nutplate under the right floor needs to be replaced. I finally begun installing the wheel fairings.

Working time on this subpart
Today :  3h (Total : 120h)

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