In this update, we begin fitting the cowling.
Rough fitting of the cowling top to bottom . The top and bottom have been cut to the scribe lines , this gets the close to final fit . The mating edges are now sanded removing small amounts of material to get to the finish fit . This process requires a lot of assemble , mark , sand, reassemble and so on. Only small adjustments are made here ( aim small - miss small )
The rivet locations are transferred from the fuselage to the cowling and #40 holes are drilled in the fiberglass . Holes are then drilled into the underneath hinges . Parts are then dissembled countersunk and a coat to epoxy applied to the inner cowling surfaces .
All hinges are riveted to cowling