June 17, 2016

Assembling canopy frame

Category: Canopy — Steffen @ 10:58 — Hours: 4

I got all the canopy frame parts primed Wednesday evening, so I could assemble it yesterday.
Canopy 157 [1600x]

First I riveted the brackets to the side weldments.
Canopy 158 [1600x]

Then the C-714 splice plate to the forward weldment.
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Next I riveted the side weldment to the forward weldment.
Canopy 161 [1600x]

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Finally I riveted on the aft channels.
Canopy 163 [1600x]

I reinstalled the canopy frame on the fuselage.
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At last I rearranged the shop a bit, and picked up the rest of the finish kit. Almost ready to start working on the canopy glas.
Oh, and I just passed the 1000 hrs mark!!! 😀
Canopy 166 [1600x]

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