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Aug 9, 2011 - Drilling the main gear bracket to gear uprights, longerons, and skins.  The bracket will be attached with combination of bolts & rivets.
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Aug 9, 2011 - A new .063" reinforcing plate added as part of the upgrade package provides substantial reinforcement to this area.  Also shown is gusset tying bottom skin to side skin.
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Aug 12, 2011 - Used ratchet straps to bend side skins around front of fuselage and firewall.
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Aug 12, 2011 - Drilled and cleco-ed bottom of front side skin to floor pan.
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Aug 12, 2011 - Drilled five rivet locations in each center spar upright into center spar web.  These rivets are part of the wing upgrade plan.
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Aug 13, 2011 - Drilled front side skin to top edge of floor pan (top row of clecos).
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Aug 13, 2011 - Used fluting tool to bend L-angle to fit inside of front fuselage skin.
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Aug 13, 2011 - Fluted L-angle installed in front of center spar.
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Aug 13, 2011 - Gusset installed tying end of heel support to side skin.
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Aug 14, 2011 -Installed horizontal L-angles on forward side skins.
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Aug 14, 2011 -Triangle gusset trimmed to fit curvature of forward side skins at the heel support.  Black line indicates where material was trimmed away.
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Aug 14, 2011 - Trimmed gusset drilled to heel support and curved vertical L-angle.
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Aug 15, 2011 - Locating rivet line in side skin for the firewall.  Trick was trying to avoid the flutes in the firewall.
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Aug 15, 2011 - Z-angle installed in left side forward skin.  These Z-angles are part of the upgrade kit.
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Aug 22, 2011 - Installing Front Seat Panel.  Top drilled to top lip of center spar, and botton drilled to center of main gear channel.
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Aug 23, 2011 - Trimmed and drilled Center Seat Back Support to the Rear Seat Panel and Top Seat Channel.
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Aug 30, 2011 - Installing Seat Back Side Angles.  These lock the lower seat back to the side skin, and add more support.
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Aug 30, 2011 - Diagonal silver clecos indicate rivet line for the Side Angles.
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Aug 31, 2011 - View of fuselage to this point.
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Aug 31, 2011 - View of fuselage from tail.
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Aug 31, 2011 - Future cockpit area.

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