May 8th I returned to sanding, in this case paint, as after painting the pylon I needed to do some sanding on the bottom portion in order for the pylon to fit back down into the slot on the fuselage. I sanded to the curve of the top of the fuselage to keep the better finish in visible areas.
You can see the plane coming together in the featured image at the top with the newly painted pylon fitted.
I also got the wing tip floats attached to the bottom of the wing. This invovled figuring out where the screws needed to go in order to match up to the previously installed balsa blocks in the wing to provide strentgh.
All together 3 screws were used. One to hold the front portion down, seen in the first pic below, and two to hold the back portion down.