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Old 04-15-2018, 10:10 PM
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Default Top Skin and Canopy Decks

In order to finalize the position of the ribs and sub panel, I made a bunch of small angles that spanned the notches/had the cutouts required for the sub panel and stiffener.


With the assembly somewhat rigid, I felt comfortable working on the top skin...




The outside curves of the sub panel, and the longeron to top skin holes were the only ones that needed to be back drilled.


With the skin ready for trimming/deburring/dimpling, I set it aside to work on initial fitting of the canopy decks.


When it was finally time to clean up this evening, the canopy decks were both ready for final deburring/notch cleaning, and countersinking.

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Old 06-27-2018, 10:19 PM
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Default Drilling, drilling, drilling

RV-6 Update:

Iíve been taking advantage of the (rare) Oregon sunshine the past several weeks surfing and biking, but managing to get some RV-6 construction done in the evenings after work.

Did a bit with the baggage floor and forward seat pans...




Cut out some bulkhead stiffeners, and got the top J stringers temporarily riveted in place...



Began to fit rear aft top skin...







I ran out of edge distance with a few rivets near the forward end, so decided to remake the aft skin from an extra sheet of 2024.
Initially slightly bigger than the first one, the holes transferred in just a couple minutes.



The front aft-skin was much quicker and had better drill access.

Of course then I had to throw the forward top skin on, the seats in, and the baggage floor in to make it look like Iíd made some real progress.









Plenty of drilling/hole layout to go, but such is the life of pre-pre-punched RV construction. Iím looking forward to fabricating less parts, and riveting more assemblies in the future!
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:40 AM
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Plenty of drilling/hole layout to go, but such is the life of pre-pre-punched RV construction. Iím looking forward to fabricating less parts, and riveting more assemblies in the future!
Being a -7 builder I cannot even begin to imagine the amount of work it must be to get this thing drilled straight. That said I enjoy seeing your Fuse come together. Looking like an airplane already..
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:53 AM
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Being a -7 builder I cannot even begin to imagine the amount of work it must be to get this thing drilled straight. That said I enjoy seeing your Fuse come together. Looking like an airplane already..
I do however envy never having to worry about holes not lining up.

By the way your work looks really good!
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:07 PM
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Lookin good, t-man. You get yourself wedged into in those seat frames and make airplane sounds yet?
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