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Fuselage Finish Weld Sequence

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I’m getting within spitting distance of putting my tacked fuselage in the rotisserie for finish welding. Question is, what sequence? The Manual says to start at the tail and work forward. Bingelis says in Sportplane Construction Techniques to start at the firewall and work aft. I’ve also read to weld each station in a star-pattern alternating corners like lug nuts. So? Six-of-one, Half-dozen of the other?

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