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Plodding Progress

September 23, 2013

Nothing really earth-shattering to report.  This weekend and tonight i just worked on some smaller parts.  Rails, gussets and the forward canopy deck.  The usual dimple/deburr/prime cycle was used.  The rails are basically what you hold on to when you are getting in and out of the plane.  The gussets add strength and rigidity to the frame.  Where the are located they are transferring weight from the motor mount to the fuselage, so they are pretty important.   The forward canopy deck eludes me.  The purpose isn’t clear at this point.  It isn’t big enough to hold a beer can, so I’m not sure what it does.

Front of the rail and the forward canopy deck.  The triangular part is the canopy deck.

Front of the rail and the forward canopy deck. The triangular part is the canopy deck.

Gusett.

Gusett.

Aft of rail and the canopy latch.   The square hole will hold the latch for the canopy.

Aft of rail and the canopy latch. The square hole will hold the latch for the canopy.

Right now the build is all about small parts that attach to the fuselage.  I still have quite a bit of riveting that I have been avoiding.  I pretended that I couldn’t figure out what rivets to use so that I could come in and write this.  Tomorrow I’ll have to to scour the plans and see what I can find.

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