Monday, June 29, 2009

Getting back to work

Wow, looks like it has been over 6 months since I posted! While I haven't been terribly busy with the airplane, I have managed to put in a little time here and there and finished up chapter 5 about a month ago. Did all the prep work for putting the fuselage sides together and finally got it actually put together today.

Here's the firewall, sides and F-22 test fit:

Had some help during the work with the newest addition to the family. Julia helped some too, it made life a lot easier to have an extra pair of hands for a couple of parts

Everything in place, used the plans method to squeeze the sides together, and used dry wall screws as well. Really didn't have too many gaps, test fitting everything on the jigs helped a lot and a bit of luck didn't hurt either. Only real gap I had to work with was on the bottom of the starboard side of the seat back.

Everything looking good and level.

Now to leave it alone for 24 hours