Tonight marks the beginning of another section of the plans: Forward Fuselage Ribs, Bulkheads, and Bottom Skin. Tonight, I mostly worked on deburring and
The instructions called for some parts to be primed at this point, so I primed them! [pe2-image src=”http://lh5.ggpht.com/-U1vlgeQBIHM/UUp8twtzOEI/AAAAAAAAJOQ/24zxwHWDNdc/s144-c-o/P1020389.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/104915858356518723094/RV104Fuselage#5857631390961711170″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”P1020389.JPG” ]
Tonight, I worked on the front bulkheads. These are actually the structure that makes up the front support for the pilot and copilot’s seats. [pe2-image
I started tonight by match drilling the control column mount to the front seat bulkhead. Then I moved on to the front bottom skin. This
The front spar got (temporarily) bolted in place to be match drilled with the center tunnel, and then the front fuse section an the rear
That’s the theme of the day today. All those big parts I’ve been putting together have to get taken apart to be deburred, counter sunk,
My favorite… deburring! Tonight’s parts on the deburring table were the floor ribs, fuel pump brackets, and fuse bottom skins!
I do like dimpling much more than deburring…
The center tunnel of the RV10 is a crowded space. It’s more than just a place to set your elbow. It houses one of the
Same thing as yesterday, except with the pilots side. I had the camera in a better position today, so you can really see how it
Priming day. Nothing to see here. Move along!
Everything is getting assembled just like last time, except this time, with rivets! I started with the front seat bulkhead parts, then moved on to
Tonight, the firewall/tunnel assembly got riveted to the bottom skin assemble. Everything lined up as it should, and riveting went smoothly thanks to the professional
Big night tonight! The front and rear halves of the fuselage are now a single piece! To reach this occasion, I started by bolting and
Tonight, I riveted together all the parts of the tunnel access panels and finished their installation. [pe2-image src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/-O2bZXPPsWI8/UWinPU0MfcI/AAAAAAAAKEQ/zgFXRLBZ3Yw/s144-c-o/P1020435.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/104915858356518723094/RV104Fuselage#5866122396377578946″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”P1020435.JPG” ] [pe2-image src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/-qJnAQS32jTc/UWinMIQ9pTI/AAAAAAAAKEI/g4-r2bInWe8/s144-c-o/P1020434.JPG”