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Time to start on the tailcone 11/1/2020 - Time to start on the tailcone
I have been looking forward to this part!

Started work on the tailcone ribs 11/3/2020 - Started work on the tailcone ribs
This is the F-1210C Angle, which goes at the top of the small 3rd rib and helps to support the vertical stabilizer.

Started work on the Tail Skid Bracket 12/1/2020 - Started work on the Tail Skid Bracket
There is a handy little throw-a-way template that comes in the kit. This template helps to orient the holes and cutouts on the bracket.

New Toy! 12/5/2020 - New Toy!
This is an edge break tool from Cleaveland Tool company. It "breaks" the edge the large sheets of aluminum where they overlap another sheet of aluminum, preventing it from curling up.

Clecoed the J Stiffeners to the bottom skin 12/7/2020 - Clecoed the J Stiffeners to the bottom skin
These stiffeners will firm up the structure of the external skin.

Flipped the tailcone over 12/9/2020 - Flipped the tailcone over
Clecoed on the rear rib assembly in place.

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