Chapter 26, lots of nutplates

Lots of nutplates, dimpling, some cable clips and more. Had to grind down one of my sqeezer yokes to be able to rivet two rivets. A fun session!


Finally the fun begins again, chapter 26

Some riveting and dimpling with the squeezer. I will try to take better pictures in the upcoming sessions.


Another chapter 26 session of scuffing and priming

I think it is only the bottom skin left to prime of all chapter 26 material.


A night to be proud of

This was one of these evenings were there where so many acceptable excuses to stay inside and just restg but in the back of my head I heard this voice telling me to "just do it"... and I got one hour and 15 minutes of work done, a lot more than nothing :D

Will not bother with pictures tonight as it is just more of the same: scuffing parts, cleaning parts and then priming parts.


Chapter 26, priming started

A large batch is now primed on one side. Will probably do the other side before work tomorrow.


Chapter 26, separation of pieces

I think I have separated all pieces now. One very productive hour in the shop. Next session will probably be on Wednesday and then I expect to scuff and prime lots of parts.


ChaƄter 26 deburring

Used a deburr blade to do the initial deburring on all parts. I will go over every part with a scotchbrite pad or sandpaper before priming. I also separated some bushing clips.


Chapter 26 Blue plastic

One hour of removing the blue plastic and marking the parts.

Chapter 26, material collected

I spent more than an hour collecting the parts for chapter 26. I tried to make a time lapse movie from the session but my soon 5 year old PC could not handle it. An excuse to buy a new one?
Got the movie done:


Chapter 25 is done

Happy to be able to squeeze the two rivets in each bearing brace.
Reamed with an undersized .374 reamer instead of the specified .375. Should work ok.


At the last big page of chapter 25

Had a little bit of a scare, for a few moments I thought that I had worked on the wrong bulhead, that would have been an expensive mistake!

The steps shown below plus some reaming of holes is whats left of this chapter.

chapter 25 soon done

The C-frame retrofit kit, was worth it for just the last session. Link below. Without it, it would not have been possible to use the C-frame for this task. 



And after the break

And after a few days of sick leave the program continues ;)

No camera today, unfortunately as I would have liked to document how I managed to backrivet the aft center section side angles to the aft center section bulkhead using the C-frame. I'll try to remember to take a picture at the start of the next session as the setup is still as set up.


2.3 hours of booring deburring and priming

2.3 hours of booring deburring and priming, chapter 25 continues with unexciting but important tasks...



Countersinking and priming bearing brackets.


25 continues, countersinking, riveting nutplates

Some countersinking and riveting nutplates. Finding parts for the next steps. I plan to prep more parts before riveting together more parts as I need to prime larger batches of parts to gain efficiency.


25 continues, first bulkhead done

Some dimpling and double flush riveting and several careful reaming of holes. I am really enjoying the fuselage kit so far.


806.6 hours @ 2017-02-28

20.8 hours in Februari, not to bad. Aiming for 30 per months.

Scuffed and primed bulkheadparts

Scuffed and primed bulkheadparts.