Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log

Empennage - Fiberglass Tips

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Date: 10/22/2009
Task: More sanding today

I spent sanding all the fairings with 100 grit and then 320 grit sand paper. I started with the VS fairing. You can see the micro towards the top.

Next was the right Elevator. I started with a sanding block with 80 grit and then moved to the 100 grit in the picture. I finished with 320.

Here is the forward part of the counterbalance skin.

Here is a closeup of the right elevator. I put some micro in the metal/fairing gap to see how it would look after sanding. I will fill the entire gap along with the pop rivets before priming.

Here is the right elevator joint. It looks pretty good. still needs a little work though.

And the left side.