Fwd Fuselage Structure 28-05 to 28-07

All the joints have to be sealed with Proseal which takes a little planning. I used a syringe to put the required 1/16″ bead around the floor panels and the curved parts of the Muffler…


Fwd Fuselage Structure 28-05

All the joints around the Muffler tunnel have to be sealed with Proseal. Messy old job. The Firewall assembly is then trial mounted to the Muffler and floor panels. MAJOR COCKUP. I had left the…


Fwd Fuselage Structure 28-04

The Muffler Sides are riveted to the floor panels after adding some gloup (Proseal) to keep oil sludge out of the cockpit. I back riveted the sides on which was successful but messy. Next the…


Fwd Fuselage Structure 28-02 to 28-04

Skin stiffeners and antenna doublers riveted to the Forward Bottom Skins. I had already enlarged the hole for the second comms antenna as I intend to fit a second box. In fact, having spoken to…


Fwd Fuselage Lower Structure 28-01

All parts prepped ready for construction of the Fwd Fuselage Lower Structure. I had already primed the floor panels but they needed to be dimpled. I am still undecided as to the finish on the…


Firewall 27-05 to 27-07

The top of the firewall now requires riveting to the left and right firewall panels but it has to have a bead of Proseal fuel tank sealant to stop gases entering the cabin. This stuff…


Firewall 27-04 (cont)

The firewall angles are now back riveted to the stainless steel firewall panels. Straightforward you may think but the panels have strengthening flutes and will not lie flat on a backplate. I used my backplate…


Firewall 27-04

There is quite a lot of dimpling to be done on the steel firewall panels to accept the firewall angles. Of course, these angles have to be countersunk to accept the dimples. I got a…


Firewall 27-03

The Nose Gear brackets need to be riveted to the firewall angles and the tunnel sides. Some of the 470AD4-6 can be set with the squeezer and longeron yoke but the remainder are unreachable. I…


Firewall 27-02 to 27-03

All parts for section 27 deburred and primed apart from the stainless steel items. These took quite a bit of deburring particularly where the holes had been punched. I used a selection of needle files…