June 9, 2009

Riveting center fuselage, day 2

Category: Center fuselage — Steffen @ 22:00 — Hours: 3.5

Although I have only managed to spend a little time now and then the past week, I got the center section ready for skin riveting, which my friend Bent and I did tonight.
Earlier this week I riveted the seat ribs and baggage ribs to the F-705 bulkhead.
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Some of the upper seat rib to F-705 rivets were a little hard to get to, so I decided to wait and rivet them until tonight where I had an extra pair of hands. I was able to use the squeezer on all other rivets.
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I also dimpled the skin during last week…
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So, tonight we riveted the center fuselage bottom skin.
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They all turned out perfect!! Again, thanks a bunch, Bent! 😀
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Next up is to bend the longerons. The plans wanted me to do this a while back, but I didn’t see the point. They take up less space straight, and I haven’t needed them until now!

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