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RV-9A: F-704 Bulkhead
Time to start work on the F-704 Bulkhead 3/30/2008 - Time to start work on the F-704 Bulkhead
Here's the drawing for the bulkhead. Time to put on my thinking cap. Let's see... whar' did I put that thing?
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Finished drilling all of the 5/8 inch holes 3/31/2008 - Finished drilling all of the 5/8 inch holes
I had to drill 12 5/8 inch holes in all.
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Countersunk the F-904G Vertical Bars 4/9/2008 - Countersunk the F-904G Vertical Bars
I countersunk these bars and made sure that a test rivet set flat in the hole.
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Heck of a storm last night 4/10/2008 - Heck of a storm last night
About 3:30 am my wife kicked me out of bed to look out the window at the most incredible wind and rain I've ever seen. There is some debate now about whether it was a straight-line wind or a tornado t ... read more
Started work on the F-633 Control Column Mounts 4/13/2008 - Started work on the F-633 Control Column Mounts
I started off by drilling the top hole according to the instructions. Then I temporarily stuck a bolt through the hole to hold the mount in place. After getting the mount situated at a perfect 90 degr ... read more
Installed the nutplates on the 2 bulkheads 4/18/2008 - Installed the nutplates on the 2 bulkheads
I found two 6 inch bolts at Home Depot that I use to hold the the bulkhead sides up while I installed the nutplates. These bolts are smaller in diameter than the bolts that go in during the final wing ... read more
Fabricated the F-904M Web Stiffeners 4/19/2008 - Fabricated the F-904M Web Stiffeners
I final drilled the holes in the stiffeners using the F-904A bulkhead as a guide. The 2 larger holes are the nutplates that will be installed. The holes were drilled with a #19 drill bit.
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Need I say more? 4/20/2008 - Need I say more?
The cup says it all... ... read more
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