January 5, 2021
The fuselage is made up of several bulkheads. These bulkheads must be assembled prior to use. The firewall is the forward most bulkhead then the center section, baggage compartment bulkhead and then the tail cone bulkheads all the way back to the aft bulkhead where the tailwheel and VS attach.
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.
Finished assembling the F-705 Bulkhead.
Started deburring and fluting the F-706 Bulkhead parts.
Started fluting and deburring the rest of the bulkheads.
Still deburring and fluting the bulkhead parts.
Finished deburring, fluting, drilling and fitting the rest of the bulkhead parts.
Prepared the bulkhead parts for priming. Primed the bulkhead parts and riveted them togther. Cleaned up a little bit now that all the bulkheads are done.
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