Project Corner – Brent’s Mini-Imp

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Brent Smith writes about his one-of-a-kind Molt Taylor Mini-Imp project:

After finally getting the nose gear doors to retract acceptably with the help of some new wing jacks I built, I turned to a couple of other small challenges.

Up on wing jacks

Left side rail supports above pilot seat

I reinforced the side rails that support the top of the fuselage fairing (“pod”) and tried my hand at polishing aluminum.

With the expert instruction of Kurt Von Salzen of local polished Swift fame, I’ve become confident that I’ll be able to polish all the exposed aluminum parts of my airplane. I’m an advocate of the old saying “If aluminum had been meant to be painted, it wouldn’t look so pretty when it’s polished”! Brent