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This blog is dedicated to the restoration and modification of a Glasfl├╝gel 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.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The winter work continues

Over the month of January, and the first weeks of February, the temps were too cold in the hanger to do much work, so Joseph focused on some of the small stuff.

As he attempted to do some work, he ran into difficulties with the primer and paint due to the cold. but was able to get the rudder primed and the elevators primed and painted.


When he was working on getting the seat back painted, the cold slowed the curing processes even with lights on to keep the part warm. I ended up doing the work at home.

The new head rest was attached 


.... and the seat was resealed and painted.



Mid-February has been unusually warm here in New Mexico. The warm spell gave Joseph the opportunity to start priming the wings.

Joesph's attention to detail and being extra critical of his work has provide excellent results.
The right wing has just a primer coat on it, but it is virtually flawless.
.... there is no apparent wave in the reflection of the wing.


We will see how it all turns out after the wings are painted and polished out!


The left wing will be primed this week, and then the finally work on the horizontal stabilizer.

We are shooting for a completion in April!