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Bowl Shaped longerons

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Radial Skybolt Builder: 220.45% completed
Aug 21, 2006
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Went to put the fuselage sides in the top side jig table and saw that both longerons have a "cup" to them. Starting at station 51.o, the center of that cup is probably 1/2" different than station 51.o and station 168.o

If been working on trying to straighten this out for a few hours now. I'm making some progress

Am I ever going to get this thing straight or do I need to cut this apart and put it back in the fuselage side jig ? Maybe some of the tubes I put in there were to "tight." I didn't think so when I was notching and fitting the tubes.

Any suggestions on how to straighten this out would be most helpful.Edited by: Jerry

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