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Task: Sanded canopy frame, removed interior
floor panels, drilled baggage tie-downs
returning from our honeymoon this past week it was back to work
on the airplane project today. It's been 3 weeks since I've
touched it! Before I left I filled the tooling holes in the
canopy frame with epoxy/flocked cotton to conceal them. I sanded
those down so it can be re-primed and painted.
Here is the left bottom tooling hole sanded smooth.
The top tooling holes filled and sanded smooth.
I bought these baggage tie-downs from a motorcycle company online.
They are great because the ring isn't always installed. It is
just the black mount that is permanently installed. I installed
two on the forward area of the baggage compartment on the forward
panels behind the seats.
The second two tie-down rings were installed on the aft are
of the baggage floors along a rib for reinforcement. I'll end
up riveting 1/4" nutplates to the floor stiffener.