From Ken Ramsay (from the previous Saturday and Wednesday):
The 50 Cals for the F-86A are coming along.
We finished attaching the top of the new leading edge panel for the F-105’s horizontal stabilator. Some body putty and sanding and we will be ready to turn it over and work on the under side.
The second Corsair horizontal stabilizer is being skinned.
Kim did a little packing of the hanger.
Brackets for the banquet room bar area are being made by Ron. Lots of welding and polishing.
And Ray is installing the brackets in the bar area. These will hold a shelf on which one will place drinks, etc while viewing the flight line.
The aft end of the Corsair received its support today. The whole thing is now very stable.
The swinging door to the kitchen was masterfully installed by Bill and crew with moral support from Kim.
The F-102 fuselage is coming along. Terry says if the weather stays half-way decent, it should be primed next week.
In repairing the F-102’s elevon, I chose to screw the skin to the spar. If it ever gets damaged again it will be easier to disassemble with screws rather than rivets.
Dan finished the Elevon actuator cover. Will install it when the elevon assembly is complete.
View of the ramp from the new bar area. The shelf brackets have been installed and the type of shelving identified and ordered.
Speaking of the flight line. look how clean it is. Thanks to Ron, Larry and John.
Carl is painting the Sparrow nose cones to match the bodies.
On Thursday and Friday we had a small group rent our conference room. A group renting our conference room is not unusual, but what this group used it for was new to MAPS. These 4 ladies (one is my wife, Sharon) worked on quilting. The room is perfect for this activity (social distancing, large tables, plenty of space, outlets in each table, restroom nearby, etc.). Other quilting groups might be interested.
I drilled and countersunk all of the skin holes for the F-102’s elevon. Now I need to get 250 pop rivets to finish the job.