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February 2004
Two big steps forward this month. I finally got the wings finished and I moved into my very own hangar at RHV. For the most part, I worked on the canopy to get the transition close enough to get primer on. From there body work is easier to complete and fine tune. With the primer on, the low spots and high spots are more apparent. It just makes everything so much easier to get right. Low spots are easily fixed with Metal Glaze and can be sanded within fifteen minutes. Fill and sand, fill and sand...

I created a release around my canopy handle so that when it's painted, you'll not see any rise to the handle. In other words, it's all faired-in to the fuselage. I utilized flox around the moving portion to avoid it from cracking and chipping.

In the last photo above I have Ron Jones' wing root fillets fitted to my plane. Without a doubt, this is the greatest mod to come along for the Legacy. It really makes the plane. So I am leaving it on for a bit to enjoy the look.

Finally, the wings are finished. I have my leak test to do, but the body work will go no further. It's time to move on.

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