July 13, 2009

Clecoed side skins

Category: Forward Fuselage — Steffen @ 20:31 — Hours: 2

Tonight I managed to fit the side skins. They will have to come off again pretty soon to make the conical bend at the rear lower corner, but the plans tell you to fit them now and drill the armrests.
First I had to remake the corner rib aft reinforcements. I accidently flipped them over when I matcdrilled them to the corner ribs.
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Next I marked the trim lines on the aft canopy decks…
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I used my die grinder with a cutting disc to trim these.
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Now it was finally time to fit the side skins. It is really starting to take up some room!! 😀
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It looks like I hit the right spot for the longeron downward bends…
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