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Old 02-24-2015, 01:22 PM
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...The following shows the brackets on the skins in the tail cone. I inverted the tail cone and back riveted the top skins together, thus the small brackets are on the top skin at the bottom of the picture. By rolling the fuselage around on the table (and supporting it in position) I was able to do the top skins by myself...
Tom, what kind of setup have you done in order to "roll" the fuse over the steel plate (I guess this is what you're using right?) Is there a recess in your table where you drop the steel plate in so the plate is flush with the table surface?
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:37 PM
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Yes you can rivet all the stiffeners on before doing the bulkheads. If you have any doubts the clecoe a few pieces on and try the respective bulkheads
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:51 PM
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My plate is 3/4" thick and sits on the bench top. I surround the plate with 3/4" styrofoam. Inside I use pieces of styrofoam on the skin which allows me to lean in and put my knee on a board over this foam.
I roll the fuse to a location with a foot or so of rivets taped in place and then back rivet.
I hold the fuse in place with pillows, cushions etc.

Take your time and you can do the whole thing alone and do a nice job
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