Just finished up the work from yesterday on the channel cut into the main gear for the brake lines. I filled a few spots where the router bit hit the edge of the channel with some fiberglass epoxy and primed it. Not perfect but looks good. When the brake line goes in it will look even better. I also found these polyester UV resistant clamps that would be good to use on the top and bottom of the gear to hold the brake line. The RTV will hold the line in fine along the back of the gear, but it may not be enough to hold it where it makes the bend into the brake caliber and at the top where it bends into the fuselage. I guess I’ll have to see when the time comes for that.
Now to cook some turkey.
Rose and I took the Sling 2 from the Sling Flying Club in Torrance (KTOA) for a quick flight up to Cable Airport (KCCB) with the Del Amo Flyers group for the Cable Airshow. What a perfect day to fly. It was a little crazy getting in, they changed the tower frequency so that made for some quick flipping of dials at the last minute. Cable is usually non towered, but because of all the traffic for the air show they setup a temporary tower. This of course made for some confusion and then add in the frequency change to make it more fun, but we all made it and had a great day.
I parked the Sling with the RVs just to piss them off 🙂
What a backdrop for an airshow
Sling handing with the RVs
A few weeks ago I got checked out in the Sling 2 at The Sling Flying Club in Torrance (KTOA). Today I took one of their Sling 2’s out for an hour or so. They also have a Sling 4 (not rentable though) so I took a few photos of the interior of the 4 after my flight. Hopefully the photos will help understand how some things are put together and what to paint or cover, etc.
My ride for a trip out to the practice area and a Touch and Go at Long Beach (KLGB). A lot of fun to fly. Will hopefully be able to get regular hours in on the Sling 2 while I build the 4.
Some interior photos of the Sling 4. If anyone’s building a 4 or 2 and need photos please let me know. The guys at TAF in Torrance are great and I can go in any time and take pictures.
I ordered the empennage kit today. I’ll be going down to KTOA next week with a friend’s truck to pick it up. So excited to start building this airplane.