September 19, 2009

Back at it…

Category: Forward Fuselage — Steffen @ 18:35 — Hours: 3.5

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.
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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!!
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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…
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Then the aft lower flanges get trimmed. This was all for today!
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