As you’ll see, we’re trying some new epoxies and fillers for our repairs. On the wingtip, where the strobe repair is coming along, we’re using Superfill to fair it in, to good effect. On the wing, we’re trying the West system for finishing it out, and will likely use superfil over the top to get a nice smooth finish. Once we get the contour right, we’ll start working off the old primer and try to polish up the factory finish of the wing and then paint it.  Incident Repair VI

Wingtip replacement molded part structural-adhesived in place

Wingtip part layup

Wingtip part layup peel-ply

Wingtip part with Superfil smoothing

Rudder cable delamination hard-shelling

Rudder cable delamination layup peel ply

West system filler – odd stuff

Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Sunday January 11th, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Categories: Incident Repairs
Tags: Building Incident Repairs

One response to “Incident Repair V”

  1. Document says:

    […] Well, I took pretty much the entire holiday break off from plane building. I don’t know if it’s the cold, or the fact that we wouldn’t jump right back into the air after putting things right, but I haven’t had a huge sense of urgency. As you’ll see below, the repairs are coming along nicely. I think we’re going to refinish this whole wing, and spray some good primer and a light coat of white topcoat on the wing before we call it done. That will also likely mean that we’ll do the other wing in Jerry’s shop while it’s cold, and then do some finish work on the fuselage when it warms up some before we see the air again. The primer on Victor Fox has taken a beating this year, and probably ought to be better protected, and I still need to learn more about the GRT EIS system. Also, after so long out of the air, we’ll probably ask Dave to come back and shake her out, and BFR Elizabeth before we really fly much as a precaution.  Incident Repair V […]

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