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…



22-08 to 09 Ailerons Finished

Having riveted on the Right Aileron top skin to bring it up to the same stage as the Left Aileron, the next job is the trickier job of riveting the bottom skins in place. To…



21-10 Flaps Finished

Nice quick little job to finish off the flaps … riveting the bottom skins to the ribs. The holes have to be final drilled #33 to allow the MK-319-BS blind rivets to fit. I used…


21-10 Flap Trailing Edges

Well having attempted to build the flaps with no twist, the next challenge is to finish them off by riveting the trailing edges together whilst keeping them perfectly straight! : ) The manual suggests keeping…


22-05 to 08 Counterbalance & Top Skin

Here’s a counterbalance attached to the ribs. Since this is stainless steel I did not prime the counterbalance tube, but made sure there was plenty of JC5A for corrosion protection where it touches the aluminium….