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Old 05-23-2017, 09:25 AM
rapid_ascent rapid_ascent is offline
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dublin, CA
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I'm in the middle of the fuse build now. You don't really need a big bench for this construction. I bought 4 metal saw horses from HF to place the fuse on while it is in progress. They seem to work well. I needed 2 under the forward cockpit since it is too wide for a single sawhorse. More bench space is helpful but not required. I never seem to have enough. The largest pieces you will be dealing with are the aft and mid fuselage sub-assemblies. Nothing is nearly as big as a wing.

A lot of the fuse work is done sitting on the floor working up underneath the fuse. I bought a few of the HF moving blankets as padding for my old bones. HF has them on sale sometimes for about $4 each. Very handy.
Ray Tonks
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* Fwd Fuselage Complete
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