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Fuselage Cross Tubes

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Radial Skybolt Builder: 220.45% completed
Aug 21, 2006
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South Jersey
Working on measuring, cutting and notching the cross tubes for the fuselage. Just wanted to confirm what I read, and undertand, in the Skybolt builder's manual... is what I should do.

Once the fuselage sides are jigged and squared up on the table, the tailpost notched and tacked... I should cut and notch the cross tubesbetweenBOTH theUPPER andLOWER longerons and tack them into place WHILE THE FUSELAGE IS STILL UPSIDE DOWN on the table (back to station 120.)

I would then notch the diagonals and the passenger hand holds in the upper, since it's upside down and then turn the entire thing over and notch the lower diagonals.

just confirming...

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