repairs. Patching new wood into the airframe and then glassing it again.
The landing gear doors were slightly damaged, but repaired with a little
glass reinforcement inside. The bomb doors were pieced back together and
wing joining plates glassed over where flexing had cracked the glass
the exhaust and engine refit.
balsa skin under the fuel tank and all glassed and primed, ready for
minor imperfections to be filled.
rubbed through one or two spots that were still a little high, and had
to re-glass them again.
centre wing was rubbed down and reprimed, and stress cracks glued,
filled, glassed and rubbed down again in a seemingly never ending cycle.
tail was undamaged apart from a couple of little dings, so that didn't
take much effort to rub down and prime.
filling and rubbing down on the fuselage, and that's as far as the
project has got so far. Customer projects ended up taking all my time
and workshop space, and now the Vengeance is in the loft, waiting for
its turn to rise from the ashes yet again. This time it was be in an RAF
scheme from Burma.
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