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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Since I had the garage mostly organized, I started looking for parts to the firewall. Found most of them and started clecoing them together. The fuselage is going to be quite different to build than the wings I can tell already. The parts went together well, but some of the bent angles coming from Van's will probably need a bit of work as it seems angle doesn't bend that easily. I am not looking forward to bending the longerons since they are about 20 feet of angle I need to manually bend.. But anyway, I got the firewall clecoed together and also worked on fabricating a few additional parts. Almost to the point where I match drill everything, then start the priming process..
The firewall is stainless steel, which is nice, but also sharp. I already cut myself on this piece of metal once. Its tough on tools and tough on fingers. I will try to get a dremel with a stone tip to debur as much of it as I can.
I am not sure how much I will prime on the fuse. I know that areas where I have to paint the interior I might wait on until right before I paint it. Otherwise I will have to prime again. For the firewall, I am pretty sure I will just prime it up (aside from the stainless).