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The Long EZ
Strakes page 2
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LONG EZ BACKGROUND
FUSELAGE
THE PANEL
CANOPY
STRAKES
LANDING GEAR
THE CENTER SECTION SPAR
WINGS
CANARD
ENGINE
LINKS
SWAG SECTION

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The fuselage is flipped over on its back and placed on sawhorses.  This is harder than it sounds.  I was able to do it with just Phil (quality control) and myself.  We found it was easier to roll it onto the end of a spar than to go over backwards "space shuttle" style.  I formed my own fuel sumps using foam.  They were bonded to the strake and then micro was filled up on the bottom of the strakes.

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The project was then brought back into the garage.  Micro was built up on the top of the fuselage.  Then sanding was started.  I found that a depression still could be found where the top of the fuel tank did not hold the concave shape.  A layer of very light foam was added, shaped and one layer of glass placed over.  Micro was then reapplied.  The strakes started to take on the proper shape.

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