Author Archives: Matt

Reinstalling the Landing Brake for Glassing

I’m going to try to make my posts a little shorter, as I think most people don’t want to read a novel when they visit construction blogs, and it may help me get more posts out more often.  Heather and … Continue reading

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Contouring the Fuselage Bottom

Here is a most exciting step.  Contouring the fuselage bottom felt like a huge milestone.  Previously, the fuselage has been looking a little… square. Yeah, I know the sides have some complex curvature to them, and the bottom is slightly … Continue reading

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Building the NACA Scoop

I apologize to my loyal readers, it would seem that I’ve been slipping again in updating the site.  The only thing I can say in defense is that I’ve been building like mad!  Now if I could just get the … Continue reading

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Bottom Installation

Once the bottom cures, installation is pretty straightforward. A block is glued in to support the foam at the landing gear bulkhead, then flox is spread on every mating surface, and the bottom is put in place and weighted down. … Continue reading

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Building the Bottom

Building the bottom of the fuselage is much like building the sides, only the jigging isn’t nearly as complex.  The first thing you do is glue several 3/8″ sheets of PVC foam together, just like building the sides.  This is … Continue reading

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