Section 30 – The Join!

We decided to try positioning the fuselage on the workbenches, and it worked nicely.


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Having offered the parts up together, all looked good. So I applied JC5A to all the primed mating surfaces before we connected it.


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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 …


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… and then after gently lifting the tail a couple of clecos on each side.


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We then wiggled the tail. There was no satisfying clunk as it all aligned, but each rivet hole matched perfectly.


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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.

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