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  #31  
Old 12-20-2014, 08:46 PM
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Default Almost Done with Fuselage Halves

Getting ready to buck some more rivets.





Does anybody know why the battery box doesn't require a doubler but the starter relay does.
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:07 AM
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The battery box is its own doubler (load widely distributed on a large area).

If the relay had no doubler, it would be mounting to two points with a very small foot print, out in the middle of an unsupported sheet of stainless steel.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:47 AM
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Wow... that is awesome! Thanks for posting the photos of the nearly complete fuselage section. That will serve as a motivator to get in the shop to finish the tail kit sooner and get the wings done!!! Looking good!!! Lead the fleet.
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Old 12-21-2014, 04:53 PM
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Getting ready to buck some more rivets.
Great progress!

How are you holding your center/front sections to the bench? Looks like you have bolted into the spar pass thru ... did you custom-build a spar end piece. I'm getting close to this point, and am looking for good ideas.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:35 PM
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He's a genius, he followed the plans. Van's has the block all drawn out for you to make.
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:30 PM
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Default Wing Support

Yes, I am a genius...

I spent way to much time on making the support. The part does not weigh that much and is pretty balanced. I used a piece of oak from a pallet and ran it through the planer to get the correct size then glued and screwed it to a 2x4.

The instructions are excellent but don't let your guard down.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:44 PM
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The instructions are excellent but don't let your guard down.
Thanks for the complement about the plans Ken, and point well taken.

A lot of effort went in to the plans but some mistakes were still inevitable.
Unfortunately, because of the release schedule (trying to get fuse. kits to builders as early as possible) you first builders are doing some level of beta testing of the plans, since Mitch only had a couple weeks head start on you.

Corrections are being incorporated almost daily as you first builders find the errors, so keep the notifications coming everybody.
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:51 PM
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Yes, I am a genius...

I spent way to much time on making the support. The part does not weigh that much and is pretty balanced. I used a piece of oak from a pallet and ran it through the planer to get the correct size then glued and screwed it to a 2x4.

The instructions are excellent but don't let your guard down.
It must be a -14 thing; no such cool stuff in my plans for the -7!
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Default Almost Done Riveting Sides



Another week and I should be able to join the forward and aft fuselage sections.
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Default That won't Work

I don't think they go together that way, looks like you are getting the cart before the horse.
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