29 and some 30. Even a bit of 36! Preparing parts for the Fuselage Join


I moved on preparing the remaining parts required before the fuselage join.

The F-01457 Gussets are clamped in position so the Upper Longerons can be match drilled.

Bulkhead Bar Assemblies

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I re-installed the Bulkhead Bar Assemblies and torqued the bolts …

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… easier access so a nice quick little job.

Section 30 Prep … Bulkheads

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The usual deburring and dimpling.

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The DRDT2 got all the dimples.

Shoulder Harness Lug

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The Shoulder Harness Lugs have to be chamfered along their top edge. So I marked them out as per the manual …

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… and then used my vertical sander to remove the material.

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This proved a quick and accurate way to get the job done.

36-06 – Elevator Bellcrank Assembly

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I want to install the Yaw Servo bracket before joining the fuselage, so I decided to prepare the Pitch & Yaw servo brackets.

I ended up preparing the Elevator Bellcrank Assembly as well.

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I final drilled the parts on the drill press.


As you can see, after all this part preparation I had to face a long session of scuffing, degreasing and priming.

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