February 15, 2009

Riveted center section bulkhead

Category: Bulkheads — Steffen @ 17:13 — Hours: 10

I didn’t have time to write a post yesterday, so this post covers two days. Yesterday I started by countersinking the seatback detent spacer strips.
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Then I spent some time deburring and edge-smoothening all the parts for the F-705 bulkhead.
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Then I marked the first holes in the plastic blocks, that will hold the flap control bellcrank, and drilled them in my drill press.
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With one hole drilled, I could bolt them to the bulkhead and use it to mark position of the other hole.
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After that, I took all the parts with me to work, and primed it all.
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When I got home, I spent a little while Alodine treating the holes and countersinks of the centersection parts.
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The center section bulkhead (F-704) and the F-705 bulkhead ready for assembly. This was how far I got last night.
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This morning I started riveting the center section bulkhead. First I riveted platenuts on these stiffener angles.
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Then I riveted and installed the support ribs…
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After I had riveted the remaining platenuts, and the bulkhead sides, I installed the control sticks. Cool stuff!! 😀
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