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Task: Started fuse inspection
We've officially begun work on the fuselage! Today we started
by removing all of the removable panels that the quickbuilders
installed. This included the seat floors, baggage area floors
and side-walls, vertical seat back support, and baggage bulkhead
cover. This allowed us access to all the inner areas for inspection.
Our plan is to go through the instructions, line by line,
as if we were slow building the fuselage. This will verify
the quickbuilders did everything correctly and allow us to
become more familiar with the fuselage structure.
plans have us start with the firewall. After verifying all
the reinforcement angles and gussets had been fabricated and
assebled correctly, we then installed the firewall recess
and final drilled all the holes. I then used a file to round
all the edges of the recess. Stainless-steel is very sharp!
we moved-on to the F-705 bulkhead. This is the massive assembly
the wing spars mount to. After staring at it for awhile and
looking at the plans, we found everything to be complete in
this section of the instructions.All holes were to proper
size, rivets looked acceptable, and snap-bushing holes were
drilled to final size.