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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Fuselage 3 hrs 230 hrs total

The past couple of nights I've worked on the second fuselage belly

Monday, December 24, 2012

Rear fuselage skins 10 hrs

It has been a couple of weeks since i have been able to get any work done with the holidays. Finally was able to get back to work! The past two days I installed the side skins and the lower longeron angles. The plans call for an angle to be bent on the lower skins. In talking to other builders, many are substituting an angle for the flange. I opted that route. I also installed the bottoms skin between f6 and f8

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Rear fuselage. 4 hours

Today I spent a lot of time getting the rear fuselage straight, level and the f12 bulkhead plumb and square. With the splice in the longerons between f9 and f10 there was a slight dogleg in the longerons. I didn't realize this until I started putting a couple of bulkheads in place and seen that the centerline of the bulkhead wasn't lining up with the centerline of the table. Me and a friend pulled string lines and got everything where it needed to be. I cut one of my side skins and drilled the holes in the skin for the longerons. I clamped it in place and started to put my bulkhead tops and one side in place. Next I will mark the location of the sides of the bulkheads and drill the skins is the coresponding location

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fuselage. 4 hours

Today I put the other fuselage side Skin on and turned the fuselage over to start building the aft fuselage. I established my centerline and started working on the rear longerons