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Old 07-01-2018, 12:43 AM
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Started riveting the aft fuselage, going good so far, got the bottom skins done and a few bulkheads up to the upper j-stringer. Pics coming soon, can't ruin the grand reveal.

Almost finished everything for the crotch strap kit. This is super time consuming if you don't have a tight fit right angle drill! You basically have to take it apart and put it together about 6 times so you can drill everything properly.

20180630_142417 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20180630_215520 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

88.8 hrs logged for the month of June. Next month may be my strongest one yet, I am bound and determined to break 100 hrs for that month! My mascot was going pretty hard this weekend as well.

20180630_203452 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:11 AM
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Gotta have a right angle drill...I got one off eBay under $100. I use it all the time. Looking good!
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:03 AM
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Jereme, we were at the same point earlier this month, but you are blowing me away. You are doing great.

Since I am behind now, I am really into your blog.

So what drill sizes do you need for right angle drilling the crotch straps?
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:29 AM
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Gotta have a right angle drill...I got one off eBay under $100. I use it all the time. Looking good!
I got my attachment on order as we speak!

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Jereme, we were at the same point earlier this month, but you are blowing me away. You are doing great.

Since I am behind now, I am really into your blog.

So what drill sizes do you need for right angle drilling the crotch straps?
John I'm glad my build log is helping someone, I use a couple of peoples build logs as I go and I'm glad I can return the favor! The right angle attachment needed for the crotch strap to seat ribs is 1/8". Not a big deal without one, just way more time consuming. However, after looking at a build log there is another spot coming up shortly on the forward fuse that we will need one again.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:55 AM
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I am working more steady now that I am watching your build, Carne. It is a great motivator. I am just trying to keep up the pace with you! Not wanting to see you flying, which would be great, and still be trying to finish my wings...haha

I guess this site is the best thing to happen to my build thus far, for many reasons!
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:58 PM
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I am working more steady now that I am watching your build, Carne. It is a great motivator. I am just trying to keep up the pace with you! Not wanting to see you flying, which would be great, and still be trying to finish my wings...haha

I guess this site is the best thing to happen to my build thus far, for many reasons!
I hear you Kent, your build log of the canopy has me pushing pretty hard right now! Days when I am really in a rut I make my way over to the trip write ups section and read some very motivational picture books.
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:08 PM
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Well my rivet buddy decided to go to the mountains today so I started working on the "fun" part of the center section... deburring.

I got half of the 18 ribs done and also decided to take a break at one point to rivet the F-705 bulkhead. I'm REALLY glad I went with the paint before rivet idea, the contrasting rivets looks next level cool to me.

As a tip to others, don't forget there is a rivet under each of the bar doublers that MUST be set first. Luckily I only set two rivets before realizing this.

20180701_142555 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Dang this looks cool!

20180701_142601 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:20 PM
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Well my rivet buddy made it over yesterday so we finished banging out the aft fuselage rivets. I am quite happy with how things turned out. There is a little light distortion of the skins around the aft two bulkheads but luckily those are covered by the horizontal stabilizer. It's really not bad, I'm just a perfectionist.

20180702_210721 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20180702_210818 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20180702_210756 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

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Old 07-03-2018, 09:23 PM
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Today I got all of the parts for the center section primed with the exception of the skin. Tomorrow I will prime the skin and start putting things together. Getting really close to making things nice and big!

20180703_163224 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:24 PM
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Well I have been logging about 6-8 hours a day for the past week so I'm really getting things done! Unfortunately I have to take a week off next week to go take a college class. At least it pays me though, more funds for the project!

I got the bottom center section skin all primed up and dimpled.

20180704_123044 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I fitted and primed the autopilot pitch bracket. Way easy to install before things get mated together.

20180703_230701 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I started riveting the skeleton of the center section.

20180705_125921 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I finished riveting the center section skeleton.

20180705_144501 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Heck, I even torqued and sealed the bolts. (man this looks so cool!!!)

20180705_144518 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Oh daaaang I even got the center section all ready for riveting.

20180705_212850 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Tomorrow I will work on getting the aft fuselage ready for mating with the center section. See you all in about a week.
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