Category Archives: Chapter 6

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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Seatback Brace and Heat Duct Construction, Part 3

The exciting conclusion! Once the outside layups of both pieces had cured, we had to flox them together, BID tape the seam, and make sure they stayed perpendicular to the table, and the mating edges stayed flush.  The plans say … Continue reading

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Seatback Brace and Heat Duct Construction, Part 2

In the last post, I left off having just assembled the seatback brace, and the basic pieces of the heat duct.  What follows involves manufacturing the fuel valve bracket, installing seat belt attach points in the heat duct, and fiberglassing … Continue reading

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Seatback Brace and Heat Duct Construction, Part 1

While many builders report having breezed through Chapter 6 altogether, It wound up taking us nearly 6 months.  There are a lot of pieces to make! Construction of the seatback brace and heat duct assembly felt quite involved to me, … Continue reading

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