We decided to try positioning the fuselage on the workbenches, and it worked nicely.
Having offered the parts up together, all looked good. So I applied JC5A to all the primed mating surfaces before we connected it.
We followed Vans’ advice closely, as it’s normally a top idea!
I gently bent the two tabs outboard as per the manual … not sure why this is done??
First clecos in were the bottom four …
… and then after gently lifting the tail a couple of clecos on each side.
We then wiggled the tail. There was no satisfying clunk as it all aligned, but each rivet hole matched perfectly.
Left & Right Bulkheads clecoed in place.
Two happy chaps very pleased it all fits. The accuracy of the kit is amazing!
This took a morning’s work. We have been making bits for a rotisserie, and spent the afternoon finishing this off ready for riveting tomorrow.