46b on the bench again

Ready for the next step


46b dust

The intersection fairings came off without any hassle. I cleaned off most of the grease with paper and some alcohol. Then the sanding begun. So far I have been using the Dremel, I am happy with the insides now, next are making clean square edges on the outsides.


46b epoxy flox

Finally got around to this epoxy session. Now I will let it fully cure before removing them.


flox 46b

Prepared for adjusting all the intersection to fuse and wheel fairings, with a layer of epoxy/flux. I Use ordinary grease to make sure that the epoxy does not attach to the fuse/fairing.


46b nutplates installed

With the help of my wife, the remaining four rivets into the last two intersection fairing nutplates was installed tonight.


Intersection fairing nutplates

Not done yet but the ones that could be riveted with the squeezer are done.


Intersection fairings drilled

Next is nutplates for all attachment holes.


More intersection fairings

Some adjustments on the upper ones. Holes to keep them in place drilled. Then I made the first cuts into the lower fairings. Looks good so far.


Upper intersection fairing

Made the first cuts in the upper intersection, diamond wheel on the Dremel worked really well!


46 Slow ahead

Lots of evening activities during the weekdays this week and this weekend the kids stayed with their grandparents while me and my wife spent a great weekend in Krakow/Poland.

Drilled the holes for the gear leg pin safety wiring and placed the fairing onto the gear legs, awaiting the intersection fairings.


Gear leg fairings continues

Just a short session, trimmed the trailing edge first with the band saw and then with sandpaper on a straight board . My oldest then required me inside for some arcade gaming, who can resist playing "Rampage" together with ones 6-year old?


Gear leg fairings

Done lots on the gear leg fairing. A warning, I have deviated from Vans plans here, I think everything looks good so far but beware of non-standard construction: