Sat Oct 22 2011

Zenith 750 visit and stick boot rings

This morning I went over to my friend Aaron May's house to check out the progress on his Zenith 750. He's going to have the aft portion of the fuselage done quite soon. Several other folks from the chapter came to see the project.

It's interesting construction...just a square-ish box for the tailcone. Nearly everything is pop riveted together.

After getting home (and taking a nap), I went back to work on these stick boot rings. First task was to cut out the centers with an abrasive disc in the die grinder.

Then a lot of filing later and these were ready to be bent and drilled. Unfortunately, I managed to bend both of them in the wrong spot. Arg! Frustrated, I decided to walk away from the project for the day.