Hard to believe it's been 10 months since my last post. Here's a current photo of the Fuse. I've been working on the Canopy since early December, it's as difficult as many of the threads describe. Mostly trail and error to fit the bubble on the frame and meet the desired fit to the fuselage. I was ready to just go open cockpit, but a friend came over one day and we somehow got things fitted. (The windscreen is just sitting on the front).
Since last April:
-Aileron's and Flaps completed
-Riveted top skins on the fuse
-Pedal assemblies are complete with dual brakes and all plumbing
-Front fuselage frame nearly installed
-Gascolator stiffener, and gascolator in place
-Fuel tanks completed and installed on wings
-Wings completed including all wiring runs, leading edge light, and roll servo installed. Bottom skin riveting completed last week!
-Roll bar installed
-Canopy bubble fitted to frame (working on side and rear skins)
-Numerous other items....
We can roar from here I think. Aerotronics gauge panel can be installed soon. Then wings can be fitted and adjusted. We're marching toward getting up on the main gear, maybe springtime!
Empennage has been completed for some time.
Aileron's and flaps have been completed.
Front frame assembly.
Wings in the holder, ready to fit.
Good progress this winter, it's great being semi-retired!