Today we built a “tilting frame” for the wing so we can paint basically on 45 degree inclines instead of directly up and down. It’s basically an A frame with a tie-off point so we can stop the rotation. We also put a 1″x3″ in the aileron well and rested it on a sawhorse. We had Mark Taylor from the chapter come over and help us with our first big color spray. It came out surprisingly well, more than good enough for our purposes. Once it cures we’ll start stripping the canard and get her in paint!

Rolling frame tilted towards topside

Rolling frame tilted towards topside (other side)

Painted copilot wing

Painted copilot wing

Painted copilot wing

Painted copilot wing

Buffed copilot wing

Buffed copilot wing

Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Monday April 6th, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Categories: Spraying
Tags: Building Painting Wings

One response to “Paint and Buff CoPilot Wing”

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