26 Feb 05 - Interior Painting

Started interior painting today, which means (among other things) that it became necessary to actually decide on an interior paint color. The requirements were (a) not a gloss finish, (b) something that's fairly easy to shoot - i.e., just in spray paint cans, and (c) a fairly neutral color that will match the exterior color, whatever it is. It's probably going to be red, but as frequently as I've changed my mind . . . well, it would be nice to have something that would go with just about anything. It's fairly difficult to find a neutral color in a satin finish - in fact, the only one that we found was what we wound up using. Sort of a beige. Looks nice, though.

A trip to Wal-Mart and Home Depot resulted in the following choices - a textured gray for the brakes, a hammered dark finish for the panel (which we're not anywhere close to painting), and the satin beige for the interior.
Testing them all - the relative textures and colors show up pretty well, I think.
Nice day - I like it when we can open the garage door like this. Parts are drying on the horizontal stab.
More parts drying.
Finishing the parts that we started making yesterday. These are all pretty straightforward, except for the one on the bottom that has to be bent to less than a 90 degree angle.
Airbox primed and riveted together. Nutplates are in.
Airbox - same thing, other end.

Well, we got a whole bunch of the parts painted, but still haven't touched the actual interior that won't come out of the plane. I think it's going to take a little bit of planning before we jump into that.

Now that the brake pedals are painted, though (sorry, forgot to take a picture), we can get those together for good - after we finish painting the forward inside part of the plane, we can get those in for good.

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