How did the guy balance the controls exactly?
How much weight was added to the plane? Did you get a before and after weight?
How long should the paint cure before it can return to service? Some paints need to sit for a week or so before it can handle a bugs face at 200.
Make sure there’s no leftover paper or tape anywhere, especially the engine area and the brakes. Bring a flashlight.
Make sure all doors and panels can be opened or removed that they weren’t painted shut.
Drips can be mitigated by some skilled use of a razor blade and rubbing compound without too much difficulty so don’t sweat them too much.
On Jun 26, 2019, at 20:41, Christian Bailey <aetm12@...
On the recommendations from a few folks on this list, I just had my Berkut painted at Kracon in Lincoln, CA.
They completed the job only a couple of days past the two weeks promised, which seems incredible. So I'm going tomorrow to pick her up.
I will do a careful inspection of the job, looking for runs and overspray.
On my safety list is a thorough preflight, particularly including canard attachment bolts and wires, and full travel of all controls (I brought a protractor to check the travel). They had an A&P balance the controls and make a logbook entry.
Tapping the collective braintrust here – anything else you’ve seen or heard of a paint shop mess up that I should look out for?
Berkut 540 N6212
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