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Chapter 6: Fuselage Assembly

This chapter covers the joining of the fuselage sides with the bulkheads.  There is nothing all that difficult here except for getting the measurements perfect.  That means there is a bunch of work to do in building jigs and alignment pieces.

Date Started: 10/30/2012

Date Completed: 5/16/2013 (Took long break over winter because shop was cold)

Total Hours to complete: 136

Three main bulkheads attached:

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Landing Gear Bulkhead bonding:

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Landing gear structural cross member:

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Air duct and seatback brace:

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Fuselage bottom assembly:

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Landing air brake cutout:

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Contouring Foam:

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Fuselage bottom inside completed layup:

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Installed Fuselage bottom:

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Chapter completed!

 

 

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