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Old 02-11-2018, 08:05 AM
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It looks to me like you need to be taking more off the bottom side of the door sill. The fuselage side skins aft of the door opening should fit right in that joggle that is molded into to the bottom of the cabin top. I had to sand a lot off that bottom side of the door sill to get the top down enough to fit in that joggle. if you measure the height of the side skin from the longeron to the edge (like a half to three quarters of an inch), that should be about the same measurement as that joggled area on the canopy (where all the countersunk blind rivets will be).
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:40 AM
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The aft area you have circled in the picture is right where the QB kit had incorrect rivets...
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:31 AM
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I'll second this, it drove me nuts till I figured out the wrong rivets were installed.

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If you have the QB fuselage kit, there is a gotcha to watch for with the cabin top install.

Check to make sure that ALL of the rivets in the fuselage sill, both horizontal AND vertical sections ARE FLUSH RIVETS.

My QB fuse came with AN470 button head rivets in the vertical sections of the aft sill, 7 on each side. This made fitting the cabin top difficult and would have resulted in very thin fiberglass sections had I not found the problem.

Replacing those 14 rivets was fairly easy as access was available. When the flush rivets were installed the cabin top fit much better. There were still areas where the flange gets razor thin.

The plans say to just sand off the flange to the radius but I think most people will agree that they had to go well into the radius to get the top to fit. Seems to me that the cabin top door should have been 1/4" smaller. Then the plans would have been correct and most of us would still have a fiberglass radius on the edge...
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:59 PM
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The aft area you have circled in the picture is right where the QB kit had incorrect rivets...
Hmmmm......my quickbuild has no rivets at all in those holes. I'll have to look through the plans and see what is supposed to be riveted behind there.
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:49 PM
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Hmmmm......my quickbuild has no rivets at all in those holes. I'll have to look through the plans and see what is supposed to be riveted behind there.
Mine doesn't have any rivets there either. It's also a single layer of aluminum so I'm not sure why rivets would even be in there in the first place.

As above, I'll have to look at the plans and see... I do miss an overall plan of all major parts though.
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