Well over 48 hours later and the floor hasn't hardened.
Ian phoned the paint manufacturers who say that unless we used their own
sealer first (which we didn't), the paint will take months to harden properly.
Their solution was to remove the old paint and sealer with an industrial
grinder then start again. The cost and the mess will be horrendous. Oh
shit, and we think we've got the skills to build an aeroplane. We can't
even paint the floor without a disaster!
Peter has a solution. We will carpet the floor over the unhardened paint.
Drove to Yorkshire for the
Europa weekend workshop. Had a second flight on Friday which reaffirmed
our decision. It was wonderful to fly. Had several Yorshire beers in the
evening with the rest of the course members.
Peter at the controls of the Tri gear, taken from the monwheel
Started our workshop. Lots of useful stuff about
workshop conditions and safety, then we had our first encounter with glass
fibre. We had to make a wheel chock. On the next page is a selection of
photos taken at the weekend workshop.