The edge distance of the gussets is just 1.5 mm, not a lot and for sure not the minimum of 2 times the diameter that is used as a general rule. I experimented a bit with enlarging them.
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Before installing the side skin I wanted to be sure the slider fits, so that was the next step.
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With a small heater I could increase the temperature in the paint booth to paint the skin.
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Before painting some fixed to the left side needed to be make.
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Next step is match-drilling the undrilled holes in the new left side skin.
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To further analyze I installed the nose gear fork and did some more measurements.
Continue reading “More fuselage alignment”
Since I don’t have the holes in the side skins for the main spar carry through I have to be 100% that the fuselage is aligned correctly before drilling these holes.
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According specification the main gear should fit in landing gear channel with a gap of maximum 0.5 mm, otherwise a shim is needed.
Continue reading “Main gear shim 1”
Because my main spars are a bit thicker the holes in de side skins didn’t line up perfectly. I received new side skins without these holes.
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The console skins are still a bit flimsy. Normally they are attached to the parachute-box, but since I’m building without a parachute, some strengthening is required.
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