April 11, 2017
Finished riveting the tail section except for the parts that will be done when joining the other sections of the plane.
Riveted the seat ribs to the center section bulkhead and the seat back bulkhead. Also riveted the baggage floor ribs to the seat back bulkhead.
Riveted the center bottom skin onto the skeleton.
Clecoed and drilled the seat and baggage floor skins to the skeleton as well as drilling the outside seat ribs to the center section bulkhead.
Cut the notches in the longerons so that they will fit around the bars that hold the HS to the Fuselage. I also mounted the longerons on the aft fuse section.
Finished riveting the last of the seat ribs to the center bottom skin and bulkheads. Clecoed the center fuselage section to the tail cone.
Drilled the arm rests to the side skin and bulkhead. Fit the F-623's to the bottom skin and bent the curve on the back of the F-770 side skins.
Finally got around to cutting the notches in the aft canopy decks. Started drilling the longerons.
Finished drilling the longerons up to the aft edge of the center section bulkhead.
Trimmed the forward end of the longerons to fit. Finished drilling the longerons forward of the center section. Started fitting and clamping the firewall
Finished fitting and drilling the firewall to the fuselage assembly. Fabricated the F-717 longerons and the F-719b clamp pieces and started trying to fit the F-713 longerons. I ran into a little snag on the F-713 see the note.
Fitted and drilled the F-713 Aux. Longerons and the F-719 stiffeners to the side skin. Also started preparing and twisting the F-717 lower longerons.
Fabricated the F-684 gussets and drilled them to the lower longerons. Fluted and straightened the F-902 forward bulkheads and clecoed them to the skins. Fitted the F-7101 gear attach plate and clecoed it in place.
Installed the angle and spacers where the fuel tank attach bracket will attach. Finished drilling all of the forward fuselage structure and started putting the brake pedals together.
Finished building the brake pedals and assembled the whole brake/rudder pedal assembly. Also trial fit the rudder pedal assembly to the fuse.
Still trying to fit and install the rudder pedal assembly. Trimed the center bracket that holds the rudder pedal assembly.
Finally finished drilling the rudder/brake pedal attachment holes in the fuselage.
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