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Fuselage

Glued final under-seat bulkhead — 2019-08-23 16:29:49

Glued the rear under-seat bulkhead

0.3 hours, $0.

Glued many cockpit-area pieces — 2019-08-22 16:16:31

Glued reinforcing circles, middle cross piece of seat back, rear bulkhead lower member, front bulkhead, and rear bulkhead top member.

1.5 hours, $0.

Glued under seat parts — 2019-08-22 03:03:35

Fitted new front bulkhead. Glued lower member of front bulkhead, next member with gussets, and lower member of seat back.

1.2 hours, $0.

Completed fitting under-seat members — 2019-08-20 20:52:01

Finished fitting all under-seat members.

1.2 hours, $0.

More under-seat work — 2019-08-20 16:08:39

Cut lightening holes in front bulkhead. Fit new rhomboid piece and gussets to match. Measured for final under-seat bulkhead.

1.0 hours, $0.

Bought okoume plywood — 2019-08-20 00:03:06

Bought 6mm okoume ply for seat bottom and flocking for epoxy.

0.0 hours, $127.

More under-seat pieces — 2019-08-19 19:44:46

Fitted two more cross-members and cut front bulkhead to fit.

1.0 hours, $0.

Fitted seat back ring and began forward bulkhead — 2019-08-18 16:30:00

Fitted top seat back ring. Measured for front bulkhead. Fitted lower member of unusual section to accommodate error in joining frontmost verticals.

1.0 hours, $0.

Fitted parts behind seat back — 2019-08-17 15:53:18

Cut and fitted reinforcement ring, middle crosspiece, and rhomboid lower member behind seat.

1.1 hours, $0.

Glued and nailed back of seat — 2019-08-16 19:46:42

Glued and nailed back of seat in place.

0.8 hours, $0.

Fitted seat back — 2019-08-16 00:28:32

Fitted seat back and cut lightening holes. Not very satisfied with my cutting compass.

0.6 hours, $0.

Cut seat back — 2019-08-14 19:02:20

Determined dimensions for seat back and cut to shape.

1.2 hours, $0.

Squared up the fuselage — 2019-08-12 19:56:48

Got the fuselage sides squared up on the workbench. You can't argue with a couple actual squares nailed to a level workbench!

0.5 hours, $0.

Tried new failed jig ideas — 2019-08-08 19:33:50

Tried to use cables and turnbuckles to square fuselage, but couldn't get it stable without using too much tension. Got useful experience with Nicopress tool, though.

0.8 hours, $0.

Remeasured and rejigged fuselage — 2019-08-07 21:41:30

Found I had missed my measurement the first time. Started from scratch and got it right. Cut practice scarf joint with file preparing for when I fit rear plywood.

1.2 hours, $0.


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