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Old 08-01-2017, 12:46 PM
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Default Fuselage Sections - must they be done in order?

Putting this out for others' input. I'm working on fuselage section 29 now - this is the "big" one where bulkheads are joined with drag fittings, lower skins mated, and longerons/side skins get added.

The next section is where the tailcone gets joined to main fuselage section, followed by various sub-systems like brakes, fuel, rudder pedals. Looking at logistics of this order, it seems to me that it will be easier to do much of this work on a smaller main piece - i.e. before joining the two sections together.

What are the pros/cons of moving forward on fuel/brake/rudder sections before the "big join"? I am doing much of the work solo and it will be easier to access things on a more manageable size piece.
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Old 08-01-2017, 02:16 PM
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I completed the fuel system and most of the rudder pedal/brake installation while I was waiting on help for the "big join". I didn't experience any cons although the forward fuselage did weight a bit more when joining, but it wasn't a big deal with two people.
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Old 08-01-2017, 02:35 PM
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I completed the fuel system and most of the rudder pedal/brake installation while I was waiting on help for the "big join". I didn't experience any cons although the forward fuselage did weight a bit more when joining, but it wasn't a big deal with two people.
Thanks - just what I was looking for!
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