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Seats and Seat Floors
Time for the aft seat floors 9/22/2009 - Time for the aft seat floors
Since I've already final drilled the F-742-L&R Aft Seat Floors to the fuselage floor ribs a long time ago, I got skip that step in the instructions. Now it's time for the F-637E hinges. I started cutt ... read more
It finally quit raining!! 9/23/2009 - It finally quit raining!!
After a week and a half of drizzling rain, one can get a little depressed, especially when you're living in a area that is bathed in sunshine almost year round. I just had to take this shot of a beaut ... read more
Time to rivet the F-637E hinges to the F-742-L&R aft seat floors 9/30/2009 - Time to rivet the F-637E hinges to the F-742-L&R aft seat floors
I decided to rivet the hinge with the extra floor rib holes first. I marked the extra hole that gets pop-riveted to a floor rib with a red sharpie.
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Good morning, Mr. Sunshine! 10/3/2009 - Good morning, Mr. Sunshine!
This morning, on the way to the coffee maker, there was a pink glow throughout the interior of my home. I knew there had to be an incredible sunrise in the making. Sure enough, there it was.
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Riveted the F-741 Tunnel Cover together 10/5/2009 - Riveted the F-741 Tunnel Cover together
This one little part is very time consuming. I thought, "Wow, I'm almost done!". Then I saw on the plans that the rivets were flat head rivets. Oh well, get out the dimpling and countersinking tools. ... read more
More work on the seat backs 10/12/2009 - More work on the seat backs
I started with the bottom hinges and almost cut them too short. The drawing is misleading (almost wrong). It says that the total hinge length is 15 1/2 inches. This measurement is referring to ... read more
Seat backs are finished 10/14/2009 - Seat backs are finished
I took several evenings to get them done. I now have a new appreciation for pre-drilled parts.
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Time to start work on the Seatbelt Crotch Strap Kit 10/19/2009 - Time to start work on the Seatbelt Crotch Strap Kit
Here they are folks, the Seatbelt Crotch components. I found out that I these dudes didn't come with my fuselage kit because I purchased my fuselage kit before December 2008. The floor panels have pre ... read more
Started work on the F-981C (F-982C) Center Cabin Cover 10/22/2009 - Started work on the F-981C (F-982C) Center Cabin Cover
Why do I have two part ID's in the title of this entry? Because part "F-981C" is a typo in the instruction book. It should be F-982C. The part itself was labeled correctly, as well as the plans. I onl ... read more
Finish kit is here! 10/24/2009 - Finish kit is here!
I was notified by Van's that the kit had been picked up by the trucking company early last week. By Friday, I was starting to wonder when it would arrive, so I called the trucking company in my home t ... read more
Riveted nutplates and baffle to Center Cabin Cover 10/27/2009 - Riveted nutplates and baffle to Center Cabin Cover
Pretty much standard stuff. No extensive thinking or head-scratching here.
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More work on the forward covers 10/28/2009 - More work on the forward covers
Here I've put 2 nutplates on the F-983A Fuel Valve Plate. I had to countersink the plate to make the rivets flush with the surface.
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Drilled the nutplate holes into the F-601K firewall recess 10/30/2009 - Drilled the nutplate holes into the F-601K firewall recess
Now that I have all the center cabin cover parts partially screwed and clecoed in place, it's time to drill the nutplates holes into the F-601K firewall recess. The recess part allows better access to ... read more
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