These pics were taken by Doug Reeves and posted on VAF.
Glo Custom sent me this last pic before I go pick it up on the 19th. They still need to paint the last color red, then do some touchups before reassembling the flaps, ailerons, rudder and elevators. He wants me to see the final paint, in person. I was hoping to see a shot a little further out to see how the colors come together, but no dice. While it’s there, I am having another company on the field balance the prop to make sure everything is O.K.
Today I flew the plane to Grady at Glo Custom in Fort Worth to get painted. The weather was good until I got right outside of DFW airspace. The airport is 52F, the same field that Doug Reeves calls home and it’s on the Northwest side of DFW. So as I needed to descend, I was right in the middle of their airspace. I was using flight following so they were directing me. They ended up sending me north first around DFW, then back around to 52F. Once I was close to DFW, I had to descend to 2,000′ to stay below the clouds and it was very turbulent. All in all, it was a good 2 ½ hour flight.
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