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Old 06-17-2018, 12:27 AM
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In these two pics you can see how close everything came out with respect to each other.

20180616_211336 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20180616_211346 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I couldn't help myself and put the longerons roughly what I thought they would be in the airplane. (albeit upside down)

20180616_211501 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:24 AM
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Nice! I have heard tell these can be a pain, what was your experience?
Mine was bent a little at the rear left side and built a jig to straighten it.

Solve for "X"...always loved math, not too adept, but loved the easier stuff like this. I also like watching your progress!
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:34 AM
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Nice! I have heard tell these can be a pain, what was your experience?
Mine was bent a little at the rear left side and built a jig to straighten it.

Solve for "X"...always loved math, not too adept, but loved the easier stuff like this. I also like watching your progress!
I'm glad you enjoy the updates Kent, I really like yours as well, perhaps one day when our planes are done we will have to meet in the middle.

I found the longerons to be a pretty large pain in the neck. Trying to bend the first one really had me upset at one point because the tape protecting the longerons kept getting jacked up in the Buller dies. (and fixing the verticle bend was a pain too) The downward bend was a pain since I couldn't figure out how to keep it from walking in the vice (until I used metal strips). Lastly, I don't know how anyone gets through bending these without some sort of nick in the longerons. I'm pretty OCD about nicks in my parts so removing them with scotchbrite was just icing on the cake.

All in all if I could do it again I would probably get it done in half the time and be more relaxed about it. It was also more enjoyable than fuel tanks and tank ribs so I guess there is something positive.
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The Longerons are one of the task I have been thinking about being very difficult to get right. I have them hidden in my shop for now while I build the wings. Thanks for the step by step pictures. looks like you are producing really nice work!
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:16 PM
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The Longerons are one of the task I have been thinking about being very difficult to get right. I have them hidden in my shop for now while I build the wings. Thanks for the step by step pictures. looks like you are producing really nice work!
Thanks for the complements! The longerons you will find to merely be tedious and frustrating at times but certainly not the hardest part of the build. Then when you are done with them guys things will start to take shape!
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Oh snap, look who made some progress today! I may need to finally move them wings off to the side of my garage, things are starting to get cramped.

20180617_160156 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

For those of you about to this part of the build, know this... The F-779 skin will try and beat you, you mustn't give up the fight!

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Cramped?! LOL. That looks pretty sweet! I am sure your project will progress rapidly from here on out, the results are so rewarding in magnitude so to speak.
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Very nice project! Great progress.
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Thanks guys!
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Well the aft fuselage is drilled, I thought I would continue on to the center section so that I could prime both in one or two days together.

The center section is all drilled now except for a couple of ribs I need to research.

Also in the pics you can see the gray F-705 bulkhead, that is one of the colors I'm going with in JetFlex. That was my first time working with JetFlex and it was a non event (thanks Larry for the tips)! The 705 bulkhead isn't riveted yet so I did things kind of out of order but I wanted to paint before riveting as I think the contrast of the rivet heads looks awesome!

20180624_153754 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

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