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Fuselage

Fit fuselage members — 2019-04-16 20:01:13

Fit fuselage members to jig, including scarf joint for longeron.

1.0 hours, $0.

Finished ripping fuselage wood — 2019-04-14 05:26:03

Finished ripping the fuselage wood. Found that there are no sufficient lengths of flawless wood for longerons. Built simple scarf jig for tablesaw and made practice scarf joints in preparation to scarf longerons.

1.0 hours, $0.

Ripped more fuselage wood — 2019-04-09 20:33:35

Ripped longer pieces to dimensions for the fuselage from a piece too long and heavy for me to control easily (thanks to my wife and Minister of Finance, who supplied both muscles and finesse).

1.0 hours, $0.

Built fuselage side jig — 2019-04-05 21:20:51

Built a jig for the fuselage side on my workbench. Cost is for scrap wood.

1.0 hours, $2.

Laid out flank on bench — 2019-03-31 20:16:59

Succeeded in laying out the flank correctly the first time, once I realized the correct length of the rear side.

0.0 hours, $0.

Realized my error — 2019-03-30 03:35:07

Remembered the article on HM-14 flank dimensions from Pou-Guide, which explains why I was about 3mm short in vertical distance above the lower longeron in my earlier attempts to lay out the fuselage jig. The 310mm measurement indicated by M. Mignet should actually be closer to 313mm, which accounts for most of the error.

0.0 hours, $0.

Failed to draw out fuselage on workbench — 2019-03-29 21:45:59

Failed twice to draw out the flank on my workbench for jig-building to an acceptable level of accuracy. I'll try again tomorrow, and if that fails, I'll try using (x,y) coordinates instead of angle-distance pairs.

1.0 hours, $0.

Ripped spruce for fuselage — 2019-03-28 19:30:32

Started ripping spruce for fuselage, with a shorter section separated from the rest by an area of bad grain.

2.0 hours, $0.

Bought fuselage spruce — 2019-03-19 01:02:34

Selected and bought Sitka spruce for fuselage longerons and members.

1.0 hours, $165.

Ordered materials — 2019-03-16 21:06:28

Ordered mahogany plywood, steel, and hardware for fuselage from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty.

0.0 hours, $690.


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