C119 Report - 11/27/2015 - Painting Tips

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C119 Report - 11/27/2015 - Painting Tips

Postby Dave Kolchuk » 27 Nov 2015 20:25

Paul Nothnagle continues working on the propeller blades. After cleaning them, he finished painting the yellow tips.
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After the paint was set, the masking tape was removed.
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The spinners also got several coats of yellow paint to match the originals.
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When the paint was thoroughly dry, I went up and applied bird repellant to the top edges where birds tend to perch. Hopefully, this will discourage them from messing up the blades.
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Below us the new meadows were blooming surprising well for their first year. Next Spring, phase two will be planted.
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With the year winding down, Paul and I then focused on getting some of the black nacelle painting finished before the weather got too cold. You can see the difference at the far right.
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The scissors lift was a very valuable tool to us. To do this with ladders would have been slow and labor intensive.
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This finishes up the port side of the nacelles and boom, and it really cleans up the appearance of the plane. We are probably done painting for the year due to the colder weather, but next year we will continue all around the plane until it's completely finished.
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The Boxcar looks beautiful sitting out there in the late afternoon sun. The outdoor work season is at an end so the plane has been cleaned up on the inside and prepared for winter. Inside the 1941 hangar, we have the ambulance, another picnic table, and another park bench to fix up for the park. We are also making plans for more improvements to the park grounds. Stay tuned for the details.
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Dave Kolchuk
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