After almost 8 weeks away from the project, it felt great to spend a few hours in the shop today. It’s a big thing becoming a parent. It sure messes with your priorities, but I’m sure there will still be room for some RV quality time! 😉
So anyway, after cleaning up and dusting down the shop, I started working on the F-719 Auxiliary longerons. First thing was to fabricate 2 small angle clips, that will attach the longerons to the firewall angle.
Then I trimmed and backdrilled the Auxiliary longerons to the side skins. I followed Brad Olivers hint, and only drilled the angle clip-to-longeron holes, then marked and drilled the hole from the firewall angle side, so I didn’t have to remove the side skins. They turned out perfect!!
Next up was the F-717 lower longerons. These a pretty sturdy longerons that go were the sideskins join with the forward bottom skin. First they get cut to length…
Then the aft lower flanges get trimmed. This was all for today!