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Old 08-21-2017, 05:09 PM
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Yaaaaaah now we are getting somewhere!

Taking full advantage of the day off!

20170821_155608 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:37 AM
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awesome, inching closer day by day
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Yep it is coming along Neal. Now that school has started my time has been mainly going to lesson planning but the airplane has not been forgotten! I am working about an hour a day on it now instead of 4-5.
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I am happy to see your wing pictures and progress. I have to strip the skins off of my wing for the most part and I can use this page as a visual aid! Have to build one wing all together as well. Thanks for the help!
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I am happy to see your wing pictures and progress. I have to strip the skins off of my wing for the most part and I can use this page as a visual aid! Have to build one wing all together as well. Thanks for the help!
No problem at all Kentlik I'm glad I could help! I am positive that when I get to the fuselage later this year your page will be of great help then!
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Well starting the new school year has definitely slowed down my progress these past few weeks but I will not yield! I have also been kind of behind on my posts because I am at a point working on the wings where it doesn't look like much changes as you log the hours. However, I have started the fuel tanks and am trying to get them done before it gets any colder here. Here are some pics.

Tie down holes came out really nice, just have to fabricate some kind of nylon spacer and make the holes ever so slightly larger.

20170826_165944 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Things are definitely starting to get big and look like something!

20170906_181517 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Fuel tank baffle match drilling just like Mike B. did. However I forgot a row of holes and after match drilling and countersinking the tank skin I had to take it apart and put it back on the spar to finish drilling the z-brackets.

20170910_163430 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Tank all clecoed up, I did not use the tank/leading edge jig as I thought it didn't really help.

20170914_193258 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Finished fabricating the angles just tonight for the left tank.

20170918_191500 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:33 AM
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Well, well, well, back to posting some of my progress. I actually never left building, been steady in the garage (and a lot in the house but don't tell the wife ) working on fuel tanks. First step was working on all the z-brackets and the angles.

20170827_172917 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20170831_174422 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Soon after was match drilling

20170906_173809 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20170909_120803 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20170910_163853 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Fuel tanks were still fun at this point.
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Time for some more fabricating!

A band saw made cutting these a breeze.
20170923_154818 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

This picture below was the not the final shape as there was still some interference with skin/rib rivets.
20170923_174926 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

My first time getting to use the super dangerous flywheel cutter. Make sure you slow that head down!

20170924_162212 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I have not seen the regular fuel caps but these delux ones are sure freakin nice!

20170927_203639 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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The gorilla snot is quick approaching...

Devinyl process.

20171004_203045 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

After scuffing with scotchbrite wheel it was time to dimple.

20171007_125707 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

The cans are open finally and the angles as well as the drain plug and fuel cap were installed.

20171013_171000 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20171013_191604 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20171013_191613 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

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Old 12-09-2017, 10:55 AM
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Now it was time for the real fun.

20171014_140643 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

This is what I liked to call "the good side" of the rib. It was nice and easy to make it look pretty. The rivet side on the other hand is an OCD persons nightmare!

20171014_151351 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20171028_141054 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Attempting to keep things clean...

20171022_152741 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

It is truly astonishing how long it takes to do one of these ribs... Also worth mentioning, I used the "faye sealing method" mentioned on many different forums. Quotes because it's an odd name for the process...
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