Fuselage

Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-09

The #30 holes are final drilled common to the side skin, centre section and upper drag fitting. The centre section side plate, skin and the upper and lower longeron assemblies are removed (there is a…

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Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-08 to 29-09

Side skins fitted and upper and lower longerons secured with temporary 3/8th bolts to enable alignment of the cowing attachment hinges. Initially I struggled in to get the skin to align with the firewall and…


Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-06 to 29-07

Going back over the parts of the construction that I have skipped to get the priming done on a bulk basis. The engine attachment blocks must be attached to the upper and lower longerons with…



Back in the groove

Despite my concerns that the new spray bay might not be warm enough with just the little electric heater but it worked out fine. The primer sprayed and dried nicely and I have made a…



Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-07

Jumping forward again until I can get some priming done. I separated the Cowling Hinge Shims and then moved onto fabricating the cowling hinges. There are 2 lengths of piano hinge supplied with the fuselage…


Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-05 to 29-07

I had jumped forward a couple of pages as installing the Control Column Assembly required a good run of patience. It involves bolting one side to the bearing bracket after inserting a set pattern of…


Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure 29-04 to 29-06

With the structure up on its side we were able to get on with riveting the joins together. It’s a complicated little pattern which slowed us down constantly referring to the rivet layout. I had…


Fuel lines

I have cheated and bought preformed fuel pipes from Aircraft Specialty in the States. Apart from the thieves at Border Force who don’t understand their own rules and charged me Duty, the pipes look spot-on…