TF4 accomplished many tasks at the hangar today which included work on the engine cowling, the canopy, and the wings. As for the engine cowling, this was the first day of work on the fiberglass. The work that was done included sanding, drilling and cutting to make the cowling the right size in order to eventually fit around the firewall.
The wings underwent a lot of progress today. Most of the ribs and plates on the left wing were final drilled and riveted. They are coming together well and skinning is not too far away. Also, the left rear spar assembly is being prepared for riveting and is currently in position.
Work on the canopy and frame was fairly tedious. The plexi-glass canopy involved sanding and trimming in order to align with the frame that is in the process of being fitted to the fuselage. This process is mainly trial and error until the canopy frame lines up to the fuselage within one eighth of an inch.
Stay tuned for next week!