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May 4, 2018 - After long hiatus, finally back to work on the rear canopy.  Marked all the edges for final trim. 

The sides will be brought up above the longerons. 

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May 5, 2018 - One of the red line marks for trimming.

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June 2, 2018 - Ordered new sheets of aluminum from Aircraft Spruce to fabricate new rear canopy trim pieces.  

Ordered two sheets 6060-T6,  24 inch X 48 inch, .016 inch thick.  Second sheet is backup for mistakes.

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 Jun 2, 2018 - Using poster paper to make templates for test fits. 

A 36 inch long piece should be a good start.

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Jun 4, 2018 - Note the new templates have a wider 'head' than the original trim pieces.

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Jun 4, 2018 = Template on the right side.   The wider 'head' allows using the exiting bulkhead rivet line.

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Jun 4, 2018 - New right side aluminum trim piece based on template.

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Jul 17, 2018 - Fuselage skin and longeron drilled preparing for rear canopy cover trim.

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Jul 18, 2018 - The left side trim piece clecoed in place.  Used a combination of back-drilling through the

longeron, and a strap finder to locate the holes.

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Jul 18, 2018 - Right side trim piece clecoed in place.

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Jul 19, 2018 - Blue line indicates approximate locations for drilling into the canopy.

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Jul 20, 2018 - The trim piece is predrilled before drilling into the canopy.

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Jul 27, 2018 - Gary Reynolds helping again.  Here he is sanding after trimming

more from from the left side of the rear canopy.

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Jul 27, 2018 - Rear canopy in place, placing first cleco.

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Jul 27, 2018 - Back portions of canopy clecoed.  Continuing to drill canopy to rear support hoop.

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Jul 27, 2018 - Rear canopy finally drilled and clecoed in place.

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Jul 27, 2018 - A closer look at all the clecos so far.

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