Fairings

Ah yes the fun fiberglass work.  Sand, prime, fill, sand, fill, sand, fill, sand, fill, sand, paint.  My workshop was covered with a layer of dust for about two months!

 

Here's a typical fairing that caused me problems.  I had to cut the front off it and re-glass it to fit.  Then a slice down the one side, re-glass.  maybe I should have just built a complete new one, but this is all a learning experience for me.

Another view of the fairing.  Oh and don't forget to wax that area around (or paper and tap) or you will have epoxy stuck to the plane (just ask me).

This is what the fairing looked like after I did the initial edge cuts.

And the final product, as well as the stab caps.  You can really see the dust in this photo.

Wing root fairings followed the same process.

All the fiberglass is now painted white.  No I don't know the final colours yet so white was the best I could come up with.  It will sand down and can be covered by any colour very easily.

This photo shows the various fairings a little better.

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