Fuse Completion?

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Fuse Completion?

Postby Johnny C! » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:48 pm

Hey!

Help me verify everything that I need to
do the fuse before I begin covering it.
Here's what I've got done so far...

Rudder pedals in.
Rudder cable bushing tubes in.
Seat assemblies & mechanisms complete.
Battery & Elt mounts complete.
Butt ribs installed.
Floor panels & elevator tunnel complete.
Side stringers mounted but not bonded.
Control sticks in.
Flap & Trim tab assy's done.
Vertical Stab installed & drilled, but not riveted.

Things to do...

I will drill front horizontal stab bracket & then
construct my flying wires.
I will install upper & lower stringers just prior
to covering.

I'm not going to cover the fuse until I'm ready to
cover the wings, which will be a while, I suppose.

Anything to do on the firewall now?  No motor yet.

Since I was away from my kit for several months, I
really feel like I'm starting over. I intend to do a
Saturday visit to the factory soon, to brush up.

Thanks gang!

John
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Covering

Postby Roger » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:28 pm

John
One thing I can think of that I almost overlooked, was the inside covering if your going to upholstry the inside, as I did mine. If your going to do that, don't cut the rudder cables until you get the upholstry in, and that would be after covering and painting. I cut and fit the rudder cables first thing and then had to take them back out, so I could fit the inside fabric and upholstry over the cable guides.
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Postby Johnny C! » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:50 pm

Good point Roger.
I have been meaning to look where I need
to cover inside.
On the rudder cable guides, I just inserted
short pieces, but I do think I will try to make
these continuous in the passenger compartment.

I was going to wait on the rudder cables.

What else?

Thanks!

John
There are many things that happen really fast when you are
flying an airplane. There is no sense in rushing any of the others.

I would much rather be looking down at the runway, than up at it.

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other things to do

Postby KevinC » Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:58 am

I did my fuel line and electrical cables from the battery; also the conrol wires from the battery contactor and the ELT.  I used Kydex panels for the inside and ran the rudder cables/solid tubing guides.  Basically I put the whole thing together once - wings, control surfaces, fuel tanks etc. etc. before starting the covering.

fwiw

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inside

Postby scubarider » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:15 am

I completed the entire inside including "everything" before covering the outside.  This way I could get to evey nut and bolt.  I finished out the inside will all the carpet etc.  I think the only thing I did not do inside was the panel before covering.  
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