April 11, 2017
Finished installing the platenuts on the right wingtip. Now all that tip needs is the lights and the lense cover.
Started fitting the left wing tip. Vern came over and helped me make a couple of layups on the fiberglass tail pieces. It really helps to see it done once, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be
Did a couple more layups on the tips of the HS and elevators. While waiting for the shop to warm up and layups to cure I finished the rib and platenuts on the left wingtip.
Sanded and formed a couple of the empennage tips that I had layed up before. It was too cold to attempt any mixing of resin.
Unpacked all the fuselage parts, and started the inventory. There is a bunch of stuff in that box.
Finished the inventory of all the fuselage parts and started storing them away.
Finished fabricating all of the pieces needed for the firewall. Deburred all the firewall pieces and started drilling it all.
Finished drilling out all the holes in the firewall.
Dimpled and countersunk all the holes for the firewall. Etched and primed the aluminum parts of the firewall.
Riveted together most all of the firewall except for the aux fuel pump doubler plate. I messed it up and will have to rebuild it.
Started putting the center section together. I started out by drilling the holes for all the snap bushings.
Drilled, deburred and started riveting parts to the center section.
Finished riveting the side pieces to the center section. Drilled and trimed the control column mounts and made the little spacer tubes for the center section.
Installed all the platenuts on the center section bulkhead and started preparing the cover support ribs to go on the center section.
Finished up the center section bulkhead and started getting parts ready for the F-705 bulkhead.
Fabricated all the little seat brace parts of the F-705 as well as the rear spar attach bars. Drilled and deburred all the bulkhead parts and primed all the parts.
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