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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Axles, wheels, misc. 8 hrs

Today I got a lot of work done. I mount ears my axles, and caliper brackets on the landing gear. Then I packed my wheel bearing and mounted the wheels on the axles. I am using the axles and wheels that I bought from someone. I cleaned the all up like new and I decided to order new brake pads. Once I turned the fuselage over, I cut and clecoed my floor panel. I also cut an oval hole in the f6 bulkhead for my should harnesses to pass through. I install a stiffening angle on the backside of the f6 bulkhead and another angle between the longerons to attach the shoulder harness to. Got a good days work in today

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Bottom center skin and supports 6 hrs

Today I worked on the bottom center section and floor supports. I also removed the landing gear and installed the bottom skin then reinstalled the landing gear. I installed countersunk rivets between the gear and bottom skin.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Landing gear 1 hr

Yesterday I received my landing gear. I had been waiting for months to order it and I finally came across some money and pulled the trigger. I tore the cardboard off of it last night and today when I got home from work I drilled and installed the four 5/16 bolts. I had to flip it over to catch a peek. Tomorrow I will take my bottom skin and bend the 1/2 flange that goes in front of the gear then remove the gear and start fitting the bottom center section skin and floor supports.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Arm rests. 2 hrs. 374 total

Today I rolled both of my armrests at work and when I got home I trimmed and installed one of them. I am going to wait until I fab my forward interior panels to drill the holes that go through both. I went flying tonight and got a nice photo of the sunset. Perfect night

Arm rest supports 2 hrs

Last night I worked on my arm rest supports some more. I got both sides done. I also layed out my armrest panels so that I can take them to work with me to roll them.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sidepanel supports 2 hrs

Last night I installed two of the four radius support angles for the armrests.  I also took my tank cover and my other top skin to the shop this morning and rolled them to fit the profile of the respective bulkheads.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Wing walk. 2hrs

Today I worked on my wing walk supports. Pictures to come. I also shortened my rudder pedal pivot bolts about 1/2 " to give them less room to Cantilever past the pedals