May 2019


26-02 to 07 Part Preparation

Reading through Section 26 it’s immediately obvious that there are lots of parts. I decided to prepare the parts up to page 26-07 initially. As always this involves missing out steps that mention rivets until…


Section 25 Finished!

The rivets around the COM-3-5 Bearings are double flush riveted, and the manual suggests -7’s. I used -6’s, which seem to fit into the countersink much better. The Bearing Brackets are riveted onto a cover…


25-03 Aft Center Section Bulkhead Assembly

I primed the Aft Center Section Bulkhead & Forward Center Section Bulkhead flanges after machine countersinking the nut plate and lower skin holes. Nutplates I riveted the nutplates onto both bulkheads, a quick job with…


25-02 Riveting & Reaming

Bulkhead Bottom Channel First of all the Bulkhead Side Channels and doublers are riveted onto the Bulkhead Bottom Channel. The manual gets you to temporarily cleco the Mid Fuselage Brace to the side channels to…