Author Archives: pclifton

Almost done with that pesky lower shelf

Next up, it was time to reinstall all the baggage compartment pieces. In order to really make that bulkhead stable, the baggage floor has to be in place too. So a bit of busy work there, but once that was … Continue reading

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Even more lower shelf, plus some more planning

The shelf with the finished hinge setup can be seen here:

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More lower shelf

Just more poking with this shelf today. I made myself a little diagram and spreadsheet to analyze my idea for letting the shelf flanges act as a stop. Turns out it’s not really a workable idea, unless I want to … Continue reading

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Lower shelf

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A better removable stick

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Upper avionics shelf

 After making that bend, along with the two stiffening flanges, it was time to take a deep breath and go for a test fit. Whew, it fits nicely!  At this point I couldn’t resist trying a layout of my cardboard … Continue reading

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Back to avionics shelving…well, sort of

OK, so I haven’t been super productive this past week or so, at least in terms of shop time. I did take a giant leap this past Thursday, though…after exchanging a few emails with the folks at SteinAir and running … Continue reading

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Assorted fuselage stuff

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Antenna mounts

Next, I wanted to try the template our on a piece of scrap, to make sure it was correct before I put holes in something I couldn’t easily replace. Works like a charm: Then there was just a lot of … Continue reading

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Bulkhead riveting

Eh, not much tonight. I just decided to get that last bulkhead riveted in place. Which only constitutes 24 rivets, but they’re kind of interesting to access with a squeezer (or anything else), so yeah, it really took an hour … Continue reading

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