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Capping the bottom longerons at the tailpost ?


Radial Skybolt Builder: 220.45% completed
Aug 21, 2006
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South Jersey
I've started welding up the fuselage.

Haven't notched and capped the lower longerons yet. MacKenzie has a diagram showing them notched, heated then hammered into place then welded. I could have sworn I saw a photo of a strap capping one longeron, crossing the back of the tailpost and then capping the other longeron.

How are most of you doing this ?

by the way... Idon't remember who it was that said it took them about 200 hours to get to the point of welding up a fuselage and I thought otherwise. My apologies to ya. It took me just over 200 hours, including the bungee truss.

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