This blog is dedicated to the restoration and modification of a Glasflügel Standard Libelle H201B, and a tribute to those who have dared to do the same, and to those who are helping with seeing this dream take flight.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The Trailer! Part 9 - Those pesky mid-wing supports!
Like a bad penny, I just cannot get this trailer thing done and done right.... the first time.
With the trailer back home, I was able to work on replacing the mid wing supports.
The original supports were nasty.
The fiberglass had holes drilled in them for no reason.
The carpet padding was cruddy.
I tried to cleanup the old ones, but the carpet could not be separated from the glass.
So I made a pattern from foam, and made replacements wing supports.
The foam was covered with foil tape,
waxed, and then glassed up.
After the glass layers were finished, I mounted matching new caster wheel hardware.
I cleaned up the shape, and prepped it for painting and new carpet padding.
After I painted the supports with DCC Red paint, I glued the carpet in and trimmed off the excess.
They are now being used on the wings.
Back to another modification..... the fuselage cradle.