Cozy Update – May 1, 2016

Removed excess epoxy, flox, and glass along the top surface of the upper longerons.


I started with a coarse sander to remove the bulk of the excess glass, flox, and epoxy from the surface of the top longerons. I used the dremel tool wtih a sander on it to get closer to the longeron and then sanded the top surfaces flush with a fine sander.


The left fuselage side weighs 11.0 lbs and the right side weights 11.2 lbs. The slight variations in length of the longerons and stringers at the aft end likely accounts for the slight difference in weight.


I checked other builder websites and the average weight is 11.5 lbs so I’m pleased with my results!

fuselage side weights

Note: Each builder uses different techniques during layup, e.g., some vacuum bag their parts. The average of 11.5 provides a ROUGH estimate of Cozy fuselage side weights.

Next up … learning how to assemble the fuselage sides and the bulkheads.