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[January 24, 2006]


I didn't have much build time today, but I was able to MEK the inside of the rudder skins. My method was to apply MEK to a rag and keep wiping until I saw no or little residue on the rags. I didn't get a chance to do the AEX wedge yet, I will bang that out tomorrow.

I also had the revelation to tear apart the trailing edge of the RV training project to pro-seal that first before I do the real thing. I also need to renew my membership in double flush riveting, so I might as well do it again on the trainer.

Finally, I went to shopping to pick up some goodies:

Duct tape. Actually, in todays aweful politically correct society, it is HVAC tape. Tom Emery recommended buying the "good stuff" to roll the edges of the rudder and elevators. This is Scotch Professional HVAC Tape. The most expensive stuff Home Depot had ($4.27/roll).


Sharpie Pens. I lost my trusty blue sharpie 2 days ago and had to replace it with red. The blue is the way to go. I not only know this from experience, but it is also about 50 cents more than any other color for the 12 pack.


Tape tape and more tape. From left to right, there is Scotch Removable Magic Tape (811) for holding rivets for back riveting. This stuff comes off really easy. Next is Scotch Permanent Double Sided Tape, then Scotch Double Coated Removable Tape. One of these will be used to hole the blocks solid when I have to bend the left elevator for trim tab access. I didn't know which one would work better, so I got both to experiment with.

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