With both wings and the tail finished progress turned to the fuselage but when the temperature doesn't rise enough to dry up the condensation on the airframe until 11am and its starting to go dark just after 5pm we are having to squeeze a lot of work into a short time.
I am now VERY pleased to announce that we have now completed all the sanding!
|Lots of dust!|
|Note the team hiding from the rain |
as I wash the old gal!
But with the end in sight the hard work really has been worth it - XL231 'Lusty Lindy' is starting to look better than ever - I hope you all agree.
|Port air brake painted|
|Adding the finishing touches|
|XL231 back to former glory|
|Fitting a repair patch|
|XL231 fuselage painted - just the nose left|
So with the fuselage finished we are just left with the nose and 'Lusty Lindy' to paint. With the huge radome sanded and filled, the glazing frames preped and Lusty Lindy traced it is all hands on deck to get the paint on before the weather gets too cold. Whilst the temperature is still around 10 degrees we have a chance but if it drops unfortunately we will have to call it a day for 2012.
Hopefully the next time you see 'Lusty Lindy' she will be in all her glory