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Old 05-14-2018, 10:48 AM   #131
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Those are cool pics. Was the route over the canyon a painful endeavor or was it not bad?
Im in on that trip Steve, just let me know when. Of course we have work to complete first.
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:08 AM   #132
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The route over the canyon is a piece of cake. Just study the chart a little bit. The corridors/altitudes are a bit restrictive, but you still get some great views. We just did the Dragon and Zuni Point Corridors. If we had more time and smoother air, it might have been fun to fly all of them, but I don't feel like we missed out on much.

If you guys do plan that trip and my plane is done, I'll join you. It would have been nice to take in the views from the panoramic cockpit of a Kitfox instead of through the cloudy 40 year old windows of the club Cardinal. I saw plenty of fun places that it would have been fun to explore more. It would be neat to organize a multi-day tour of the broader area. There are so many beautiful landmarks within a few hours of each other.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:40 PM   #133
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Count me in on that trip too Steve. Been to Page in my old Glastar taildragger but not any further North than that.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:56 PM   #134
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Flew to Bar 10 last week, that would be a fun overnight on your trip... on the northern edge of the ditch.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:59 AM   #135
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Nice Brian! Thanks for those. The build looks great.


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Old Yesterday, 07:05 AM   #136
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Tail feathers basically done. I sprayed a coat of white Poly Tone on to ensure color consistency of the top coat. I'm letting the solvents evaporate for a few days before putting on the top coat (Aero-thane). On the wings I stopped after Poly Spray. My thinking was that because paint continues to cure over its lifetime, there might be a color mismatch if I'd painted them several months before everything else. In hindsight, I wish I'd just finished them off while I had them on the rotisserie. I doubt there would be any noticeable color difference, especially since they are not being subject to any UV or other environmental stress.

Progress over the next few weeks will be slower than average. It's my son's baseball season, so I have a lot of practices and games to attend, and I have a bunch of work travel in June (LA and Philly).

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I'm close to LA Brian. If you have down time with nothing better to do give me a PM.
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I'd enjoy getting together Eddie. I'll send you a PM.
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