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Rodrigo Damazio Bovendorp
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New workshop lights
I got the garage lights replaced - I used to have just two lights, which weren't even connected to the rest of the home automation: Lights BEFORE That got replaced by 9 4000-lumen LEDs, now properly connected to Control4, with a door sensor from the alarm t...
New workshop lights
New workshop lights
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Mid-fuselage bulkheads ready for primer
After a few hours of deburring parts, they're ready for primer! I also fabricated doublers from .040 stock for the side channels in order to open more holes through them - the parts come with only two holes, and even though Van's says it's ok to open a thir...
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Forward fuselage ribs and bulkheads started
I've been going through the sections pretty quickly, it seems (though I've only been doing the fabrication parts, and leaving deburring/primer/riveting for later). Today I got to start Section 28 - Forward fuselage ribs, bulkheads and bottom skin (though I ...
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Firewall started
I started working on the firewall. Since I'm not yet sure about what engine I'll use or what I really need firewall-forward, I'm being conservative on which steps to undertake now. The first step is assembling the main firewall parts and final-drilling them...
Firewall started
Firewall started
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Mid-fuselage ribs progress
I did some more match-drilling, this time for the outboard and inboard seat ribs: It was then time to flute the outboard seat ribs to match the holes on the bottom skin: Finally, I deburred most rib holes from this section. Time lapse: Total mid-fuse ribs a...
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Wing wiring progress
We made some progress in wiring the wing, in preparation for riveting the outboard wing skins. We added holes to the conduits, with bushings for the wires to come out: Conduit hole with bushing This was done with a heat gun with a circular tip, for simplici...
Wing wiring progress
Wing wiring progress
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Mid-fuselage ribs started
I started section 26, Mid Fuselage Ribs and Bottom Skins. The first steps were to break apart some parts, then put together the inboard seat ribs and match-drill/final-drill its holes: Inboard seat rib subassembly with the flap actuator and seatbelt attachm...
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Mid-fuselage bulkhead fabrication almost done
After a quick trip to Germany, made a lot of progress on the mid-fuse bulkheads this weekend. I started with the aft center bulkhead, which has bars at its ends for added structure: Aft center bulkhead support bars They also have two hat stiffeners, which I...
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Mid-fuselage bulkheads started
The fuselage starts with the center bulkhead, doing lots of drilling: Forward center section bulkhead parts match-drilled then also drilling into the steel landing gear mounts: Forward center section bulkheads with landing gear attachments Drilled and bolte...
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Fuselage kit inventorying
I spent a good 7 hours between inventorying the fuselage kit and putting away all the hardware (which involved reorganizing the hardware bins). Luckily, for the inventorying, I had help from friends: Rick and Jay helped inventory all the parts :) Time lapse:
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