Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A New Look
I installed the rudder got in the cockpit and worked the pedals. Everything was great, the rudder swung from stop to stop and all was good. Then I got ambitious and started hooking up the tail wheel chains and cut them too short, so will need to make another order from Vans. After that I took a look at the blue protective cover, knowing that with the plane at the airport it will have to come off pretty soon. So I test pulled a piece off the rudder and underneath there was a bunch of residue on the metal.. I kind of freaked out and started yanking blue off the entire fuse. Lucky for me the only real place where residue existed was on the rudder, so I cleaned it up good with acetone and a microfiber cloth, then gave the whole plane a onceover. Now the plane has a very shiney new look.