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Old 01-08-2020, 11:33 PM
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Been busy with the holidays and such but still working.





Starting work on the spar carry through. Installing nutplates.



Nutplates installed



Fitting the end pieces



Bulkhead stiffeners fitted



Fitting cover plate supports.



Rivets installed. I used the squeezer where it would reach. Once again, it had been awhile since I installed any rivets and it showed.



Finished except for the spar spacers. Had to order -14 rivets. They may be here somewhere.



Per the instructions, I assembled the control sticks then removed them. Ill put this bulkhead aside for now.
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:03 AM
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Vern with that bulkhead loose it is a good time to consider your equipment and make some extra holes in that spar web. Vans has a template for that showing what is permissible.

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Old 01-09-2020, 08:19 AM
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Thank you Bill. I’ll check into it.

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Old 01-11-2020, 08:32 AM
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Vern with that bulkhead loose it is a good time to consider your equipment and make some extra holes in that spar web. Vans has a template for that showing what is permissible.

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Big +1. It can be done without adding a hole but it's not fun and it's close. If I could do it again I would of added a couple holes at this point. Also, with your control column, make sure that puppy is perfect and moves like it is on air. If you want to see what I recently did to fix my friction problem see post 468 here.
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Old 01-11-2020, 03:41 PM
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I ran some wires/static tubing underneath both canopy rails to prevent having to drill holes in the spar. Works good
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:50 PM
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Vans has a template for that showing what is permissible.

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Can someone point me to that template? I have the digital plans and so far haven't found anything.
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:57 PM
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Can someone point me to that template? I have the digital plans and so far haven't found anything.
Here it is.
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Old 01-13-2020, 05:53 AM
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Thank you Jereme
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:01 PM
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Assembling the F705 bulkhead. Drilling the Anti-Splat, almost 14, attachment.



Primed and read for rivets. Fortunately, I could squeeze most of these.



Installing the nut plates.



Riveting the Anti-splat attachment.



Done.





Assembling rear spar carry through.



Spar straps



Seat belt attachments

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Old 01-30-2020, 08:08 AM
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Starting the F 706 bulkhead components. Drilling the reinforcing angles.





Assembling the bulkhead for match drilling.



Primed bell crank riveting together.



assembled 728 and 729 angles.



Assembled F730, F728 and F729



F706 ready to rivet together.



F707 assembled for riveting.



Double bulkhead F711.
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