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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Installed control stick 1 hr

Tonight I assembled my stick assembly and installed the bearings and the stick. I also cut and clecoed the sound deadening angle to the firewall and clecoed the channel to the f3 bulkhead.







Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Control stick assembly 2 hours

The last two nights I have worked on the stick assembly. I had my parts welded at work and took them to a buddy with a milling machine. We drilled out the two 5/8 holes then milled out the area between them. Then we drilled the 3/16 hole that serves as the pivot point. My bushing came in today so we drilled the horizontal part of the stick assembly to 19/64(1/64 under the size of the bushing). We pressed the bushing into the hole then reamed the ID to 3/16 and filed the bushing down to the pipe. Very happy with how all of this turned out! Thanks Greg!





Sunday, November 25, 2012

F2 bulkhead, floor supports, misc 5 hours

Today I made the 3/4"angles that attach to the aft side of the firewall. I also made the f2 bulkhead and mounted it. I made and attached the two strips on the top of f1 and f2 that are used for fastening the fuel tank cover. I made the floor supports as well. I will take them to work tomorrow and bend them on a break









Saturday, November 24, 2012

Stick/misc. 6 hrs

Today i worked on my stick and other misc items. I also cut and clecoed the left skin between f3 and f5.







Friday, November 23, 2012

Forming bulkheads 5 hours

Today I remade the tail wheel attachment bracket that attaches to F12 for the third time. Got it right this time. I also formed all of the remaining bulkheads Now I am ready to start building the rear fuselage.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

F9, F10, and F11 bulkheads. 3 hours

The past two nights I've cut, drilled, filed, and deburred these bulkheads.
188 hours total

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bulkheads. 2 hours

Today I worked on f8 and f9 bulkheads. I cut both bulkheads out and drilled ,notched, and deburred f8. Time consuming! I think I'll make all bulkheads before moving any further with fuselage construction

Friday, November 16, 2012

Misc fuselage work. 2 hrs

Tonight I installed the other angle that goes from f3 to f5 and bolted the firewall to the upper longerons. I also installed the gussets on the upper longerons and rivets f3 to the angle.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

F3and f5 bulkheads 4 hours

The past few nights I've worked on the f3 and f5 bulkheads. I had to remake one of the f3 bulkheads because I bent both of them the same way. I also installed the angles at f3 and the diagonal angle from the aft portion of the landing gear to f5

Sunday, November 11, 2012

F6 bulkhead upper longeron 7 hours. 177 total hours

Today I cut, deburred, and riveted f6 bulkhead. I also fabbed one of the upper longerons and both upper gussets.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Lower longerons etc 8 hours

I remade one of the lower longerons and both of the attachment feet. I mounted the firewall to the lower longerons and cut the blanks out for bulkhead f6.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lower longerons. 4hours

The last two nights, I cut the angles, drilled the bending holes and bent the lower longerons offsets and fabbed the attachment angles. I drilled the attachment angles and bolts them to the lower front longerons. I need to come up with a countersink bit now to countersink the screws that attach the attachment angles to the lower front longerons. I also cut the remaining form blocks for the fuselage bulkheads. All of my fuselage bulkhead forming blocks are now cut.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Bulkhead forming blocks 5 hours

Today I worked on the forming blocks
For the bulkheads. Last night I
Drilled and deburred the bottom
Center section skin and it's ready for riveting. I'm about 80% done with the forming blocks