Fuselage

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…

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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…




Fuselage & Wings Inventory

It has taken 4 days to complete the inventory of the fuselage and wings! There are a lot of pieces to squirrel away, and the hardware bags take a long time to sort. I decided…


More bits have arrived!

Well, after ordering the Fuselage & Wings on March 1st, 2018, they have arrived today after 13 weeks. Their journey has taken them by road from Oregon to Montreal, then on a cargo ship to…


Fuselage & Wing Order!

I’m not sure how long it’s going to take to finish the Aft Fuselage. But there is an 8 week lead time for the Wings & Fuselage, followed by 4-6 week shipping time. So it’s…