Gear Leg Fairings

Time: 2 Hours

I removed the gear leg fairings and their hinges. I cleaned and deburred all the holes in the hinges. I also countersunk all the holes in the fiberglass for flush rivets. With my squeezer and soft rivets I attached the hinges to the fiberglass. 

The hinge pin gets a 90° bend in the bottom end and cut to one inch so that they can be secured with safety wire through a small hole I will drill in the fiberglass. 

Little progress anytime I can get it gets me one step closer to flying! I will sand the entire surface to prep for a layer of fiberglass  to cover the rivet heads to prevent paint cracking in the future. Then I will square up aft edge where the two sides meet so that they have a nice finish. 

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