Thursday, November 26, 2009

Skirt Work

OK, I KNOW I'm way behind on blogging any progress ... or on making any progress for that matter. I finally got my drill press back. And after having to rig up a new chuck key, and scrub off as much rust as possible, the press is usable. So with that said, I attached the skirt ribs to the main skirt housing. I'll post pictures later of how they're mountedfrom the inside. Basically, I borrowed a suggestion from Chris James and drilled/tapped the ribs so they could be bolted in from behind. Here are pictures of the gaps left around the ribs, and how I filled them in with Bondo.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Long past due update

Wow, has it REALLY been that long since I posted anything? Wow, I was almost happily married back then. ;)

Anyway, I now have a little more time on my hands, and have started working on R2 again. I have the inner and outer skins bonded, all skin panels removed and ready to be attached with hinges, and have started working on attaching the skirt. Only hold-up right now is not having access to my drill press. Hope to have that again SOON ...