Front bulkheads

Hours Worked = 4.25

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.

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It was all pretty straight forward, but one step was a bit of a pain. There are two thick aluminum mounts that the control sticks will eventually mount to. They need to cut down for clearance. My second hand craftsman band saw was at (and past) it’s ability with these parts… but slowly I was able to get them finished.

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Then I finished up by pre-assembling the bulkheads themselves.

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And a shot to show where everything is going to go eventually:

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One thought on “Front bulkheads

  • March 23, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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    Look at you. Cleaning up your workspace after you’re done. Makes my heart go pitter-patter!!

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