Category Archives: Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Finished!

Ok, I realize it seems a bit out of order, but it didn’t seem terribly important to me to get the firewall ready for installation until it the fuselage was ready for it.  So as I was working through chapter … Continue reading

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Firewall Pre-fiberglass

I apologize for the hiatus from posting, I’ve been in upstate NY on business all week.  I got back late on Friday, and Saturday morning we got back to Cozy building! As I mentioned in a previous post, ACS had … Continue reading

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Landing Gear Bulkhead Completion

After several days of conditions that were way too humid for fiberglass work, Wednesday night I finally got out to finish up the layups on the landing gear bulkheads. Heather does a great job trimming the layups to the foam … Continue reading

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Instrument Panel Stiffeners

On Saturday, my parents flew up for dinner (one of many perks of living on a runway), and I conscripted Dad into putting some of his carpentry skills to use. Here’s a shot of the 172 they flew up in, … Continue reading

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Busy Landing Gear Bulkhead Friday

Friday morning, I got up and proceeded to make the  hard points for the landing gear bulkheads.  They are required to be made of pure BID fiberglass, and 1/4″ thick.  To accomplish this, it took me 24 plies.  The plans … Continue reading

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