The next task made use of the new panel cutter. Similar to the last main fin, we had removed all the attaching hardware to the booster fins but thay too would not budge. These are held in with a single central pin but I could not determine how to get them loose. Working on a seam that I ground down last trip I used the panel cutter to open the area around the fins:
You can get a great view of the booster's rocket motor venturi. Anyway, there are three brackets which I will attempt to remove (gingerly at first <g>). At this point, I soaked all fasteners down with Kroil and started to wind down the day's work.
Here's another view of the brackets:
It wasn't too cold on Sunday (you know, a balmy 40 degrees with an onshore breeze) but I had gotten a radiant propane heater and I wanted to have it assembled in the event that the next trip were really cold. Hey, it's winter and it's bound to happen at the worst possible time, right? So I got this unit from Home Depot:
The canopy is movable so I can direct the heat to the work area. It may not be as comfortable as Mario and Dominick have it out at Floyd Bennett but it's what I've got. They have an Ajax out there that they are restoring. <Hi guys!>
All in all not a bad day. Til the next time, Blazing Skies!