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Old 06-21-2018, 02:56 PM
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Cramped?! LOL. That looks pretty sweet! I am sure your project will progress rapidly from here on out, the results are so rewarding in magnitude so to speak.
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Very nice project! Great progress.
Thanks guys!
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Old 06-24-2018, 03:58 PM
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Well the aft fuselage is drilled, I thought I would continue on to the center section so that I could prime both in one or two days together.

The center section is all drilled now except for a couple of ribs I need to research.

Also in the pics you can see the gray F-705 bulkhead, that is one of the colors I'm going with in JetFlex. That was my first time working with JetFlex and it was a non event (thanks Larry for the tips)! The 705 bulkhead isn't riveted yet so I did things kind of out of order but I wanted to paint before riveting as I think the contrast of the rivet heads looks awesome!

20180624_153754 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20180624_144621 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 06-24-2018, 05:29 PM
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Danget J. You're making me want to build.
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:22 PM
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Fantastic! I bet you are having fun now for sure with those wings behind you and doing the ctr section.
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:01 PM
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Danget J. You're making me want to build.
Just pull the trigger if you haven't already, it is really fun during this part of the build!

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Fantastic! I bet you are having fun now for sure with those wings behind you and doing the ctr section.
Yes siree! Those wings are just monotonous, the fuselage is turning out to be awesome!
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:12 PM
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I want to build. I just don't know that I know what I'm doing. I've never built anything like that before. And I kind of have struggled with the practice flap. I'm sure once I went through it I would be fine.
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:30 PM
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I want to build. I just don't know that I know what I'm doing. I've never built anything like that before. And I kind of have struggled with the practice flap. I'm sure once I went through it I would be fine.
I had much the same feeling while doing the practice kits. Turns out I just cared less about how they came out. I have found that A) building a plane isn't too difficult, just time consuming. B) mistakes are inevitable and you will have to order new parts from time to time (literally just placed an order for two new seat ribs) to get what you want in terms of quality. C) I pay waaaaaay more attention to what I'm doing and make sure I'm thinking and taking my time when working with expensive stuff such as wing spars. and finally, D) you can do whatever you set your mind to. Don't let the fact you haven't done something like this stop you, anyone can do it!
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:45 PM
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I want to build. I just don't know that I know what I'm doing. I've never built anything like that before. And I kind of have struggled with the practice flap. I'm sure once I went through it I would be fine.

I've told ya to swing by the house one day, and I'd show you the ropes on that practice kit. :-) You can get a feel for what kind of tools you'll need and the skills involved.
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:42 AM
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Time for a good ole fashion deburring and priming session.

20180626_172836 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20180627_172608 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:56 PM
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Time to put the aft fuselage back together, for the last time!

Riveting the last two bulkheads to the thick bottom skin was a nightmare!!!!!!! I want to meet the person who enjoyed that part of the build and buy them an ice cream cone or something. I have about 3 rivets that aren't perfect by any means but I suppose if they ever give me problems I can drill them suckers out and put a cherry max in there and be done with it.

On a brighter side, I started riveting a little on the main part of the aft fuselage and those are a breeze so far.

20180629_181719 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Using a laser to make sure all of the bulkhead tooling holes are lined up, indicating no twist. I struggled with a little bit of twist before taking it apart but it has worked itself out. I'll keep an eye on it.

20180629_181711 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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