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I am trying to figure out the rivet hole placement for the diagonal L-angles on the side skins.The diagonal that is between the horizontal tail frames is well specified. However the placement of the…Continue
I am trying to form my firewall. I have made the form according to the plans. However it looks like the forming process is going to be a little different than that of forming the ribs.From what I…Continue
Just a note to be clear. This jig is only needed if you are scratchbuilding. The 650 kits are predrilled and the spacing will already be set.
The wing jig is needed to ensure that there is correct spacing between the center spar and the rear channel attachment to the fuselage. This would seem to be a rather important item to have around when scratch building a 650.
For some reason the wing spar jig drawing is not included in the current 650B plans.There are a…Continue
I had to remake a few nose ribs and decided to use the opportunity to make a video demonstrating some of the techniques and tools I use for making ribs.
The video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOOy9W8IR_Y
A few items demonstrated include
1. Use of a beverly shear for cutting sheet metal
2. Center punch use
3. Use of dowel pins for aligning…Continue
I finished doing a loose fitup check of the main spar, ribs and rear spar. I wanted to convince myself that
everything was going to fit together nicely before I started drilling holes and doing other things that could not be
undone. The ribs were drilled and clecoed to the main spar, but the rear spar was held on with cleco clamps and supported with 80/20 framing. The first pic is a shot of the right wing. The left wing was similarly setup.
To make sure that the…Continue