Brad Haskin is still hard at it, this week the task is to decide how to best remove the air intakes without damaging them in the process. these two pieces need to be removed in order to create a new mold for the Circus project down the road. The trick is to figure how they were attached in the first place, which Brad did in fact figure out.
The cowling itself had a opening cutout for the air inlets when it was built originally. The air inlets were overlapped and attached through this opening from the inside of the cowling and bonded with fiberglass overlay.
So that is what Brad is going to do, by reversing the process in which they were attached. As you watch the videos below, you will see that Brad is attempting to cut away the fiberglass overlay that is holding the air inlets into place. Once he feels he has removed enough to attempt removal, Brad will use heat to soften the bonded material and "persuade" it with a rubber mallet hoping to break it free.
In order to create (or re-create in our case), sometimes you have to destroy................or find that balance somewhere in the middle along the way. Obviously, we will use extreme caution in all our steps as we move along.